Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen’s Statement on Trump Hosting Next G7 Summit at His Doral Miami Property

October 17, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Steve Cohen, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's decision to hold the 2020 G7 Summit at Trump National Doral Miami, a potential violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clauses:

“I am deeply concerned about President Trump’s priorities. Rather than focus on the American people, he seems to be busy padding his wallet with taxpayer and foreign money. The federal government isn’t his personal piggy bank nor should it be the promotional arm of the Trump Organization. The announcement that the next G7 Summit will be held at his Doral Miami resort is a brazen example of the corruption and self-dealing that has characterized this administration. We must continue our investigation into this and other abuses of power.” 

On September 6, 2019, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the House Committee on the Judiciary sent a series of letters requesting documents and other information regarding multiple efforts by the President, Vice President, and other Trump Administration officials to spend taxpayer funds at properties owned by the President in potential violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clauses.

Congressman Cohen and House Judiciary Chairman Jerold Nadler sent a letter to the White House Counsel and Secret Service seeking information about President Trump’s recent promotion and solicitation of foreign and U.S. government business at Trump properties—including pushing the Trump National Doral Miami as the next venue to host the G7 Summit.