Biden Slams Supreme Court Presidential Immunity Ruling As Dangerous Precedent

President Joe Biden attacked the Supreme Court’s ruling on presidential immunity on Monday, asserting that the decision undermines the principle that no one, including the president, is above the law. The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that presidents have immunity for certain “official acts,” but did not specify what differentiates official from unofficial actions.

Biden expressed his concerns during a White House address, emphasizing that the ruling could lead to a presidency unbound by legal constraints. “Today’s decision almost certainly means that there are virtually no limits on what a president can do. This is a fundamentally new principle, and it’s a dangerous precedent,” Biden stated. “The power of the office will no longer be constrained by the law, even including the Supreme Court of the United States. The only limits will be self-imposed.”

Biden also highlighted the implications for former President Donald Trump, noting that the ruling complicates efforts to prosecute Trump for his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election results. “The American people will have to do what the court should have been willing to do but did not. The American people have to render a judgment about Donald Trump’s behavior,” he said.

Biden agreed with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent, where she expressed fear for the country. “So should the American people dissent, I dissent. May God bless you all. May God help preserve our democracy. Thank you,” Biden concluded.