Democrats Introduce Legislation To Block Trump From Using Taxpayers Money For G-7 At His Golf Resort
House Democrats on Friday introduced legislation named the “THUG Act” that would block federal funding for next year’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit at Trump National Doral Miami.
Democratic Reps. Lois Frankel (Fla.), Bennie Thompson (Miss.) and Steve Cohen (Tenn.) introduced the “Trump’s Heist Undermines the G-7 (THUG) Act” after acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters Thursday that the Trump resort near Miami will host the annual summit of world leaders June 10-12.
A similar companion bill is being introduced in the Senate by Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.).
“Mr. Trump is unashamed of his corruption,” Frankel said in a statement. “He is abusing the office of the Presidency and violating law by directing millions of dollars of American and foreign money to his family enterprises by holding an important meeting of world leaders at his Doral resort.”
“His contempt for the Constitution and American people seems boundless in profiting from his office through payments from foreign governments,” Blumenthal added. “Our Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves. Congress must act to stop this plain craven abuse of power and corruption.”
The legislation also would require Trump to provide Congress with any documents related to his decision to host the event at his property.
The measure, however, is unlikely to be taken up in the GOP-controlled Senate.