White House ‘Temporarily’ Shuts Petition Website — Too Many People Were Asking For Trump’s Tax Return
The White House has “temporarily” shut down the “We The People” petition website. The site was set up by the Obama administration in 2011 and promised to respond to all petitions drawing more than 100,000 signatures — which they did.
The Trump administration, however, hasn’t responded to any of the 17 petitions that have met the signature threshold since the President took office. The vast majority of these petitions are calling for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns.
The White House said it’s working on a new site, set to launch by the end of January, that will save taxpayers over $1 million dollars a year.
A note posted on Petitions.WhiteHouse.Gov promised:
“All existing petitions and associated signatures have been preserved and will be available when the site is relaunched. Following the site’s relaunch, petitions that have reached the required number of signatures will begin receiving responses.”
This makes no sense. They didn’t need to shut down the current site in order to start working on the new one – this is just plain censorship.
What do you think?
Have you used We The People? Should Congress pass a law requiring the White House to respond to petitions with a certain number of signatures?
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