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Democrats Introduce the MAR-A-LAGO Act

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Trump spends a significant amount of time on the golf course and even conducts official business at his Mar-a-Lago resort, but the public has no idea who has access to him there.

Trump could be meeting with lobbyists and spies every single day he's there for all we know, so a group of congressional Democrats have introduced a bill requiring Trump's resort to publish a list of visitors.

The bill is known as the Make Access Records Available to Lead Government Openness (MAR-A-LAGO) Act.

There's not a chance in hell this will be brought to the floor for a vote in either chamber of Congress, but Democrats should keep it on file for when they retake control of Congress. This is a low-hanging fruit they could pass almost immediately.

  • muselet

    Is my memory faulty or did the Rs spend an inordinate amount of time complaining about access to the visitor logs for the White House when the black guy was president?

    This bill sounds like just the sort of thing the R-majority Congress should fall upon with a cry of delight. /sarc

    –alopecia

  • Bout damned time they started taking the fight to him. More of this, please!

  • Aynwrong

    Every Democrat should bring this up every time he or she is in front of a news camera. Keep reminding people that the GOP is allowing Trump to denigrate and diminish the White House and the nation in ways they would scream bloody murder over if it were any Democrat.

    More importantly, we have a right to know who the POTUS is meeting and conducting government business with. The people’s business. Trump shouldn’t have (And sure as hell doesn’t deserve) some special little corner of the Country that the voters don’t get to see what’s being done in their/our name. Especially not with Trump’s history of shafting everyone and crafting deals almost guaranteed to turn to shit.

    • Christopher Foxx

      Every Democrat should bring this up every time he or she is in front of a news camera.

      Seeking out cameras and pointing out the shit the Republicans are up is something Democrats should have been doing every day for the past 20+ years. That they haven’t is one of the main reasons we’re in the shit we’re in now.

      I wish they’d start. Not holding my breath, tho.

    • Christopher Foxx

      Trump shouldn’t have (And sure as hell doesn’t deserve) some special little corner of the Country that the voters don’t get to see what’s being done in their/our name.

      I’m surprised that he can. Frankly, I’d have thought where the President was would be irrelevant. That his schedule and the list of visitors would be recorded wherever he may be.

  • Draxiar

    YES!

    • Aynwrong

      Seconded!