Democrats Vow To Make The Supreme Court Pay

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( – Congressional Democrats were fuming in the aftermath of SCOTUS’s presidential immunity ruling.

In the hours after the Supreme Court ruled on presidential immunity, agreeing with former President Donald Trump’s arguments that former Presidents should be protected from prosecution stemming from their official duties as President, Congressional Democrats were up in arms.

Regarding Trump’s case, the court’s 6-3 ruling leaves it up to a lower court to determine whether Trump’s actions after the 2020 election were “official” or not.¬†

Democrats were furious — vowing to do everything from impose term limits, expand the court, and impeach the court’s conservative justices.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-New York) promised House Democrats would be engaging in “aggressive oversight and legislative activity” to bring the “far-right” Supreme Court justices into “compliance with the Constitution.”

Democratic Representative Dan Goldman (New York) took to social media to emphasize that it was the responsibility of the “Legislative Branch to preserve” the U.S. democracy’s “constitutional foundation” and that there are “three co-equal branches of government.”

Democratic Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (New Jersey) called to expand the court and to ensure SCOTUS justices are subject to a “binding code of ethics.”

Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson (Georgia) reiterated expanding the court but also called for term limits.

However, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) vowed to file impeachment articles when Congress returns from its break.

However, Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen (Tennessee) didn’t agree with his colleagues, telling Axios there is “very little [Democrats] can do except elect a Democrat [President]” who’ll appoint Justices when vacancies become available. He also dismissed his colleagues’ knee-jerk reactions as “aspirational.”

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