For Our Democracy: Stop Trump’s Supreme Court Power Grab
Donald Trump is abusing his power now, but if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court, then all checks could be off.
As Trump tries to undermine Robert Mueller’s investigation, his lawyers have repeatedly claimed that the law doesn’t apply to him—that he can ignore a subpoena to testify and even suggest that he can pardon himself. With Kavanaugh on the bench, the Supreme Court could rubber-stamp such claims and hand Trump practically limitless power.
This is why we must stop his confirmation.
The Mueller investigation could soon place questions of Trump’s power squarely before the court.
Kavanaugh’s record is not encouraging. His past opinions show him to be a staunch defender of executive power. In 1998, during the Clinton impeachment proceedings, Kavanaugh wrote that “an indictment should not be pursued while the president is in office.” In 2009, he argued that a sitting president should be able to defer legal investigations and civil suits until after he leaves office and should be excused from answering questions from a prosecutor during his term. In 2011, he suggested that a president can ignore laws he doesn’t like.
Trump above the law is a chilling thought.
Checks and balances are the bedrock of our democracy. And already the House, under Trump apparatchik Devin Nunes, has appointed itself the president’s bodyguard. In fact, Nunes has declared that it’s the job of the House to protect Trump and end the Mueller investigation.
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