Democrats Decry Supreme Court’s Consideration Of Trump’s Presidential Immunity

Democrats recently decried the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case regarding former President Donald Trump’s immunity from criminal prosecution, likely dealing a blow to the left’s prosecutorial efforts against the former president.

The High Court said it would consider “whether and if so to what extent does the former president enjoys presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for conduct alleged to involve official acts during his tenure in office.”

Special Counsel Jack Smith, appointed by the weaponized Department of Justice (DOJ) to indict Trump on various charges, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent delaying Trump’s criminal trial to serve the “unique national importance” to the public interest.

The High Court will take up the matter during the week of April 22, 2024, according to the Blaze.

If the U.S. Supreme Court rules against Trump, the decision would take months, likely after the 2024 presidential election. Leftists regarded the court’s decision to hear cases surrounding whether the former president has presidential immunity as an attempt to sway the upcoming election to Trump.

Among those Democrats who denounced the High Court was MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who claimed the order was “a clear, unmistakable sign from the MAGA majority of the Trump-created court that they are with him. That they are going to use their power to make sure that he does not face trial in an election year for attempting to end American democracy.”

Writer Joseph Smith from the left-leaning magazine Slate also issued a scathing rebuke of the U.S. Supreme Court, calling its decision “terrifying.”

“What the Supreme Court did today is just plain terrifying,” Smith wrote on social media. “The justices are actively abetting Trump’s efforts to run out the clock and evade trial for Jan. 6. In a choice between independence and cynical partisan loyalty, a majority picked the latter.”

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) replied to Smith’s post, arguing that the High Court should not have taken up a case concerning whether Trump has presidential immunity.

“Trump’s goal is to deny justice by delaying justice,” Schiff responded. “Sadly, the Justices seem ok with that result. There was no reason for them to hear this case. A president is not immune from prosecution when he violates the law to stay in power. Not in a democracy.”