Democrats introduce ‘MAR-A-LAGO’ bill; so, what’s in it?

Turns out, Democrats are good at something else besides petty whining and pointless obstructing – they’re pretty good at acronyms too!

In an effort to make visitor logs to President Trump’s “Winter White House,” his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, available to the public just like White House logs are, Democrats have introduced a bill called the – wait for it – Make Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act.

For all you code-busters out there, that’s MAR-A-LAGO for short. (I know, I was just as surprised as you that Dems could be so creative!)

Democrats want visitor logs accessible to the public not just at Trump’s resort, but also his meeting places in New York and New Jersey, criticizing “the Trump administration’s refusal to extend the pro-transparency policy established by former President Barack Obama to release visitor logs at the White House 90 to 120 days after they were created,” according to RawStory.

The logic goes that, while visits from dignitaries like Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe make headlines, others, like when Republican mega-donor David Koch graced Mar-a-Lago, might go unnoticed by the public.

Or maybe they think they’re trying to put an end to, and shine the light on all those times Vlad Putin supposedly snuck in for stroganoff, vodka, and a few clandestine deals with the president.

Good times, those…

Or, this could be the reason…

https://twitter.com/arian0027/status/845653285549887489

Democratic senators sponsoring the bill include Sheldon Whitehouse, Tom Udall, Tom Carper, and Jack Reed, and Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) introduced it the bill in the House, according to RawStory.

A press statement for the legislation reads: “President Trump has taken the unusual and potentially dangerous step of conducting official business in the plain view of guests at his high-priced Mar-a-Lago club,” saying that sponsors purportedly want to know “who is buying access to what President Trump calls the ‘Winter White House.'”

https://twitter.com/WarriorPolitico/status/845641427560419328

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