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Congressman Morgan McGarvey’s Statement on Supreme Court Presidential Immunity Ruling

Berry Craig
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 1, 2024) – Congressman Morgan McGarvey (KY-03) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s Trump v. United Statesruling, deciding that former presidents have immunity from criminal prosecution for official acts. Twice-impeached former President Trump faces criminal charges of conspiracy and obstruction of official proceedings related to his participation in inciting the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol:


“Today’s ruling makes a mockery of the constitutional principles that are foundational to American democracy. A president is not a king, but the Supreme Court’s decision brings us closer to the tyranny and unchecked power of the monarchy that our revolutionaries laid down their lives to reject. Yet, the supposed Constitutional 'originalists' on this extremist Supreme Court argue that our government - designed by the very men who fought for this independence - would provide absolute immunity from the rule of law to their ruler. Let’s be clear: Donald Trump’s Supreme Court has created a new and dangerous precedent that reverberates far beyond current politicians. Our democracy will pay the price.” 




Congressman Morgan McGarvey represents Kentucky’s Third Congressional District, including Louisville