U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) has introduced a new bill that would officially archive President Trump’s tweets. According to Quigley, tweets should be included in the public record when they are coming from the phone of a sitting president.
The bill is called the COVFEFE Act; Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement Act. The acronym plays off of Trump’s infamous typo that had the internet trying to figure out what exactly “covfefe” meant.
“In order to maintain public trust in government, elected officials must answer for what they do and say,” said Quigley. “This includes 140-character tweets. President Trump’s frequent, unfiltered use of his personal Twitter account as a means of official communications is unprecedented.”
— Mike Quigley (@RepMikeQuigley) June 12, 2017
Unfortunately for Quigley, this bill is redundant as the President’s tweets are already saved as part of the public record. The bill is a waste of time and energy, which could have been spent writing real legislation instead of trolling Trump. Keep in mind that the starting salary for U.S. Representatives is $174,000 each year. Is this what we pay our politicians to do? Take low blows and cheap shots at each other? Sad.