Bob Duff

Senate Majority Leader

Bob Duff

Standing Up For You!

July 1, 2024

Looney, Duff Release Statement Following Supreme Court Decision on Trump Immunity

Today, Senate President Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) issued the following statement following the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Trump v. United States:

The reasoning of the Court majority constitutes quite possibly one of the most lethal salvos ever fired against the rule of law in the history of the United States. Donald Trump openly attacks the principles of American democracy and our Supreme Court effectively endorses this behavior through its refusal to hold him accountable. The MAGA justices on the Supreme Court, two of which should have recused themselves, have opened the door to our President serving as the equivalent of a medieval king ruling by “divine right” and enjoying “sovereign immunity,” repudiating our democratic, anti-monarchical traditions dating back to the implementation of our Constitution and the inauguration of our new government in 1789.


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