Senator Chuck Schumer Considering Bill To Strip Immunity From Donald Trump

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced plans for a legislative response to the Supreme Court's recent ruling granting legal immunity to former President Donald Trump for "official acts" carried out during his presidency. Schumer accused conservative justices of allowing Trump to commit crimes with impunity and stated that the Democrats will not let the decision stand unaddressed.

"The Constitution makes plain that Congress has the authority to check the judiciary through appropriate legislation. I will work with my colleagues on legislation classifying Trump's election subversion acts as unofficial acts not subject to immunity," Schumer said on the Senate floor on Monday (July 8).

The Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling, which fell along ideological lines, has been interpreted by Schumer as a green light for Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 election results. Schumer is seeking to define these attempts as outside the scope of Trump's presidential duties.

The specifics of the proposed bill are yet to be determined, and its passage in the Senate, where Democrats hold a slim majority, may face hurdles. The White House is also exploring options to respond to the Supreme Court's ruling.

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