"In order to maintain public trust in government, elected officials must answer for what they do and say; this includes 140-character tweets", said Quigley in a statement released on his official website.
If congress gives it the okay, it would make presidential tweets and social media posts documentary material ensuring they will be preserved. "Tweets are powerful, and the President must be held accountable for every post", Quigley said in a statement. "Indeed, the President recently confirmed his assessment that it is the "countries" that are inherently risky, rather than the 180 million individual nationals of those countries who are barred from entry under the President's travel ban", the court wrote, citing one of Trump's tweets from June 6th. But when President Donald Trump tweeted out a mysterious (albeit likely misspelled) "covfefe" tweet last month, he did just that-kickstarting a slew of hilarious tweets, memes, and Urban Dictionary definitions.
It would also make it illegal for the President (or anyone on his staff) to delete tweets from the official presidential account (@POTUS), something Trump has been known to do from time to time.
On May 31, President Donald Trump declared at 12:06 a.m. on Twitter: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe".
The White House did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the proposed legislation.
"I think the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant", he said.
While Trump has not received any official warnings himself, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel issued White House social media director Dan Scavino a letter of admonishment Friday after determining that he violated the law by using an official-looking Twitter account for campaign purposes.
This is not the first cleverly titled Trump-targeted bill Quigley has introduced.