Washington — Following the introduction of the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Enforcement Act, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington President Noah Bookbinder released the following statement:

“Americans deserve an ethical government under the rule of law, but under the previous administration, we saw the disastrous consequences of what happens when we fail to hold presidents accountable to the law. By conflating his own personal interests with his official duties, Donald Trump abused his power to enrich himself and his family and created conditions where, every day, major presidential decisions could be made for his financial interest rather than the interests of the American people. This legislation would reinforce the importance of the Constitution’s original anti-corruption provisions, and we applaud the bill’s sponsors for taking a strong stand against abusing high office for personal gain.”