The General Services Administration (GSA) “ignored the Constitution” and should have analyzed whether Donald Trump’s profiting from the lease of government property for his Washington D.C. hotel is a violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, concludes an Inspector General’s report released Wednesday.
And Nevada Rep. Dina Titus, the ranking Democrat on a subcommittee with oversight of the GSA, appears eager to pounce.
“The Inspector General’s report provides new evidence that Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by refusing to separate himself from the Trump Organization’s business interests,” Titus said in a statement.
“As long as the President continues to personally profit from the Trump Hotel in Washington, he is essentially accepting bribes from giant corporations looking for sweetheart deals and from foreign interests currying favor,” Titus said. “Instead of draining the swamp, Donald Trump is selling out our democracy to the highest bidder.”
“As the leading Democrat on the subcommittee responsible for overseeing the GSA, I will lead the effort to hold the Trump Administration accountable for this egregious violation of the Constitution,” she said.
Titus is the ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management subcommittee, which oversees the GSA.