One of the first words that Trump brings to mind is “unaccountable.” He has proved time and again that he is not accountable to the American people. Presidents are supposed to relinquish their ties to private profit before being sworn into office so that they are fully focused on their job as president. Trump’s refusal to cut ties to his businesses show that serving the American people is not his first priority.
USA Today recently wrote, “Although The Trump Organization has pledged to donate foreign government profits from its hotel business to the U.S. Treasury, a company policy document released last month indicates that Trump properties will not verify whether individual customers are representatives of foreign governments on foreign government business because it would be ‘impractical’ and ‘diminish the guest experience of our brand.’”
Trump’s excuse for lack of transparency makes it clear that he works for his paying customers, not the American people — which is exactly why a president is not supposed to have paying customers. This lack of accountability to the public, and disregard for the Constitution, is completely unacceptable.
Almost 200 Democrats in Congress are now attempting to hold Trump accountable by filing a lawsuit against him. The plaintiffs are believed to be the most members of Congress to ever sue a sitting president.
“The founders ensured that federal officeholders would not decide for themselves whether particular emoluments were likely to compromise their own independence or lead them to put personal interest over national interest,” the lawsuit states. “An officeholder, in short, should not be the sole judge of his own integrity.”
As Georgians, we can do our part by making sure not to elect another unaccountable Congressperson, who won’t hold Trump accountable, like Karen Handel. Handel used tax dollars to pay for her luxury vehicle. She suggested paying $15,000-$18,000 for chairs. She’s as unaccountable to taxpayers as Trump is, and that’s unacceptable.
Do your part to bring more accountability to Washington: help get Jon Ossoff elected on June 20.