Texas Politicians Split on Trump Immunity Supreme Court Ruling

Texas Politicians Split on Trump Immunity Supreme Court Ruling

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
|
July 1, 2024

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of former President Donald Trump (R), granting immunity for all former and current Commanders-in-Chief for “official acts.” This has garnered significant praise from those who believe the decision will ease the supposed “lawfare” against President Trump but has also drawn backlash from those who believe this decision puts him “above the law.”

Republicans such as Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Congressmen Troy Nehls (R-TX), and Wesley Hunt (R-TX) demonstrated their support for the ruling.

“Today was a victory for the rule of law,” said Sen. Cruz. “The last thing we want is for presidents to be subject to harassment suits for their official acts, and the Supreme Court correctly recognized President Trump’s presidential immunity. The left continues to target and undermine Trump through a politicized justice system. I am glad the Supreme Court put an end to this part of their witch hunt.”

Rep. Nehls added that the ruling was a “win for our country” and a major loss to the left side of the aisle.

“Today’s ruling by the United States Supreme Court is an important affirmation that Presidents are immune from prosecution for official acts,” said Rep. Nehls. “This ruling is a win for our country and serves as a blow to the Left’s weaponization of our nation’s justice system against their biggest opponent.”

Finally, Congressman Hunt said the decision was a “no-brainer” and affirmed what he believed to already be the precedent for the President.

“This cripples Jack Smith’s argument. Today is a very great day for President Trump. It’s a great day for our cause. The courts ruled in favor of the country. They ruled in favor of America. This is really a no-brainer. I mean, of course, presidents have immunity,” said Rep. Hunt. “They’ve had immunity in the past. And now what they’ve done is they’ve codified it for the future, regardless of who’s president. And what I would have thought – if this would’ve gone a different way – I would have thought that Barack Obama and George Bush and the rest of them would have been – Bill Clinton of all of them – would have been freaking out. I mean, could you imagine being a former president, and then the DOJ and the country get to go after you for past decisions that you’ve made while you’re the current president?”

He also added that the only reason Trump is receiving this kind of constant litigation is because he decided to run for office again.

“This is why you always have to keep faith in this country. We will get it right. It may be tough. It may be rough. We may have to have a lot of conversations here, maybe some rough conversations. But at the end of the day, the Supreme Court got it right.”

However, Democrats such as Representatives Jasmine Crockett (D-TX) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) have condemned the decision.

“It is clear that no one is coming to save us! This Supreme Court is anything but SUPREME! I can’t believe the cultist consolidation of power that is taking place before our eyes; IN AMERICA! This most recent ruling, along with so many others, is dangerous as sh!# especially for a guy that says I’ll be your Retribution!” said Rep. Crockett. “A guy that we know has no problems breaking the law was just told how to do it and face no consequences! He can order MURDER without consequence & his attorneys argued this! Trump has taken over the judiciary, he’s running the legislative branch, & the last move is to get back to the White House. If you aren’t frightened, you aren’t paying attention.”

Rep. Jackson Lee simply added that she believes President Biden (D) needs to be the next person to be able to nominate Supreme Court Justices after the upcoming election.

“Joe Biden must be the person responsible for nominating Supreme Court Justices next term. Democracy itself is at stake,” said Rep. Jackson Lee.

How the rest of Trump’s litigation will play out is unknown. This is a developing story.

Related Posts

Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

Subscribe to the newsletter everyone in Texas is reading.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Sign up for BREAKING NEWS ALERTS

More Related Posts

Our Privacy Policy has been updated to support the latest regulations.Click to learn more.×