Congressman Aims To Pass Covfefe Act

A president’s social media posts may become a permanent record.

An Illinois Congressman is introducing a COVFEFE [[ koh fay fay ]] bill, aimed at preserving the President's social media postings in history. Congressman Mike Quigley is proposing the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement Act, or, for short, COVFEFE, a tongue-in-cheek reference to a recent Presidential Twitter typo. The Democrat's bill would extend the Presidential Records Act of 1978 to include social media as official communications.

If passed, tweets would be protected as a part of the President's records. The Democratic lawmaker calls Donald Trump's use of Twitter "unprecedented." Quigley adds that "Tweets are powerful, and the President must be held accountable for every post."

The congressman added “If the President is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference. ”

Source: The Hill

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