Earlier today the D.C. court of appeals issued a unanimous ruling that former President Donald Trump can face criminal charges related to his attempts to overturn the 2020 election, and rejecting his claim of immunity.
Within the court’s unanimous decision, they stated “We [cannot] sanction his apparent contention that the Executive has carte blanche to violate the rights of individual citizens to vote and to have their votes count.”
Matt Sinovic, the Executive Director of Progress Iowa, released the following statement in response:
“Today’s court ruling makes it clear: the law applies equally to everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a former president or any other American. Former President Trump will be tried as a criminal, which is the only appropriate response to the criminal conspiracy he launched to overturn the 2020 election results and that MAGA Republicans still in office today supported, schemed, and covered up.
“This case reaffirms our most fundamental freedoms. It doesn’t matter how rich and powerful you claim to be or what political office you once held, in America you still have to follow the law. This reaffirms that ‘We the People’ elect our leaders. We must continue to come together and elect those who legislate on our behalf and ensure that everyone who played a part in attacking our country is held accountable and pays for their crimes.”
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