Chuck Schumer vows to pass legislation to reverse Supreme Court's immunity ruling

 July 9, 2024

Democrats can't stand the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court even partially sided with former President Donald Trump on the immunity defense.

According to NBC News, Democratic leaders are now talking about taking measures to counter the high court's ruling with a bill that would specifically classify Trump's "election subversion" acts as not being covered by the Supreme Court ruling.

The outlet reported that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is eyeing up the possible bill.

Schumer accused the high court of placing "a crown on Donald Trump’s head" in the wake of its ruling on presidential immunity and vowed to take action to counter the situation.

The Senate leader issued a statement on the Senate floor on behalf of Democrats.

"We Democrats will not let the Supreme Court’s 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.

The Supreme Court's ruling decided that "presidents have legal immunity from prosecution for 'official acts' carried out on the job but not unofficial acts." Those acts are reportedly subject to interpretation.

"We’re doing this because we believe that in America no president should be free to overturn an election against the will of the people, no matter what the conservative justices may believe," Schumer said.

He added, "As we work on this important matter, we’ll also keep working on other proposals to reassert Congress’s Article I authority to rein in the abuse of our federal judiciary. The American people are tired, just tired, of justices who think they are beyond accountability."

Democrats in Congress weren't alone in vowing to take actions to possibly reverse the ruling, as the White House had made a similar statement.

"We are reviewing the decision and certainly will be exploring what could be done to address it to better safeguard democracy and the rule of law in the future, given this dangerous precedent," a White House spokesman said after the high court ruled in Trump's favor.

As a result of the ruling, several of Trump's pending trials have been pushed back.

Only time will tell if Democrats manage to pass such legislation, but many believe they won't have the required support to make it happen.