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Blumenthal Statement on the Supreme Court's Decision to Grant Trump Broad Criminal Immunity

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision granting former President Donald Trump broad immunity from criminal charges related to official acts:

“The Supreme Court has put lawbreaking presidents like Donald Trump above the law. This cravenly political decision to shield President Trump grants him a legal armor that no other citizen enjoys. The net effect is not only to delay Trump’s criminal trial, but bestow an unwise and unjust broad shield for him and other presidents who flout and flagrantly abuse their office. This is a license for authoritarianism.”

“My stomach turns with fear and anger that our democracy can be so endangered by an out-of-control Court. The members of Court’s conservative majority will now be rightly perceived by the American people as extreme and nakedly partisan hacks – politicians in robes.”