Hey Representative Quigley, how about email records too?


Fair is fair, no?


Now that the electronic horse is out of the barn, is it too late to call this the “Benghazi Act?”




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Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois has introduced a bill, dubbed the “COVFEFE Act,” to require the preservation of a president’s social media records.


Quigley’s bill turns the buzz word into an acronym standing for the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement Act, which would broaden the scope of the Presidential Records Act of 1978 by including the term “social media” as documentary material.


On May 31, President Donald Trump declared at 12:06 a.m. on Twitter: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”


The tweet remained published for several hours before being removed, allowing observers plenty of time to ponder the meaning of “covfefe.” But the deletion and others like it have raised questions about how presidents’ social media should be handled and preserved.


“In order to maintain public trust in government, elected officials must answer for what they do and say; this includes 140-character tweets,” Quigley, who co-founded the Congressional Transparency Caucus, said in a statement.


Trump’s frequent, unfiltered use of his personal Twitter account is “unprecedented,” Quigley said.


As is, the Presidential Records Act mandates that presidents take all necessary steps to ensure their records are properly documented and stored with the National Archives and Records Administration for public release after they leave office.