Biden Attacks The Supreme Court

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( – President Joe Biden criticized the Supreme Court’s ruling on Presidential immunity on Monday.

In a statement Biden gave from the White House, the President attacked the Supreme Court for its ruling on Presidential immunity that is considered a win for former President Donald Trump,

Earlier on Monday, SCOTUS ruled Trump — or any former President — could not be prosecuted for actions that were carried out within his constitutional powers as President. However, that immunity would not apply to private acts. The landmark ruling is the first time any Presidential immunity relating to prosecution has been recognized by the nation’s highest court.

However, Biden took issue with the court’s ruling, pointing out that the U.S. is “founded on the principle that there are no kings in America,” suggesting no one is above the law while highlighting that SCOTUS’s decision had “fundamentally changed” that principle.

He suggested the ruling established a “fundamentally new principle” and a “dangerous precedent,” claiming the President would “no longer be constrained by the law” even by the nation’s highest court, and would only be at the mercy of “self-imposed” limits.

Biden then turned his attention to the January 6, 2021, Capitol riots, stating Trump “sent a violent mob to the U.S. Capitol” to prevent the “peaceful transfer of power,” adding that the “mob” was “hunting down [then] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi” and Vice President Mike Pence.

The President described the event as “one of the darkest days” in U.S. history, claiming it is a fair assessment.

Biden’s critique of the Supreme Court is the first remarks the President gave from the White House since his abysmal debate performance last week, which has led to some within the Democratic Party asking him to step aside as the party’s standard-bearer for November’s election.

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