Pelosi Snaps On The Supreme Court

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( -Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sharply criticized the Supreme Court on Monday, asserting that it has acted improperly by providing presidential immunity for official acts. Pelosi argued that this decision undermines the principle that no one, not even the president, is above the law.

“Today, the Supreme Court has effectively gone rogue, betraying a core American ideal that nobody is exempt from legal accountability,” Pelosi stated. She expressed that the ruling not only supports the former president’s excessive claims of absolute immunity but also represents a disregard for the vision of the nation’s founders.

Pelosi further commented that this decision has seriously damaged the Supreme Court’s reputation among those who uphold the rule of law. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling stated that core presidential powers are beyond criminal prosecution, which is a significant victory for former President Trump, redirecting his federal election interference case to a lower court to decide if his 2020 actions are protected.

The decision, which reflects ideological divisions within the court, did not grant Trump complete immunity but significantly reduced the likelihood of the case proceeding to trial before the presidential election in November 2024.

Pelosi criticized the court for what she sees as a dangerously broad interpretation of official acts, which could potentially shield unofficial actions from legal scrutiny, describing this as a “seriously dangerous aspect of the ruling.”

She also accused the conservative-majority court of handing a political favor to Trump through its timing and decisions.

The court’s ruling impacts several aspects of special counsel Jack Smith’s charges against Trump, affirming that some of the actions Trump took to maintain power post-election were protected. The case will now return to the district court, where Judge Tanya Chutkan is tasked with reevaluating these immunity claims among other ongoing legal challenges by Trump to dismiss the case.

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