People For the American Way

People For the American Way: DC Circuit Panel Got It Right in Trump Case 


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Washington D.C. – Following the ruling by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit court that former president Donald Trump does not enjoy immunity from prosecution for the Jan. 6 insurrection, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:

“The judges on the D.C. Circuit court got it right: no president can swear to uphold the laws of the land and then enjoy immunity if he breaks them. The idea is absurd on its face and Donald Trump’s claim of immunity is a desperate attempt to avoid accountability for his actions. But make no mistake; this ruling is likely to make Trump even more desperate, as he tries to escape criminal prosecution by any means – including winning reelection to the presidency so he can make this prosecution go away. Now is the time to double down on our work to make sure Trump is held accountable for his crimes, and that he never occupies the Oval Office again.”


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