Schumer fighting to have Trump’s Jan. 6 actions unguarded from Supreme Court immunity ruling

Schumer fighting to have Trump’s Jan. 6 actions unguarded from Supreme Court immunity ruling


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is advancing legislation to classify former President Donald Trump’s actions on the Jan. 6 insurrection as unofficial following the Supreme Court’s ruling on presidential immunity. 

Schumer and his Democratic colleagues say they will use powers that allow Congress to regulate courts in a legislative push to classify Trump’s actions as unofficial so he is not immune from criminal prosecution. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled that presidents are immune from being prosecuted for official acts while in office but not immune from unofficial acts. 

“[The Supreme Court] incorrectly declared that former President Trump enjoys broad immunity from criminal prosecution for actions he took while in office. They incorrectly declared that all future presidents are entitled to a breathtaking

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