U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled that disgraced 2X impeached LOSER ex-prznint Stupid cannot claim presidential immunity to avoid a lawsuit that accuses him of civil rights violations in his coup attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
The lawsuit, filed by the NAACP, the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and others, accuses the former president and the Republican National Committee of efforts to disenfranchise voters through targeted harassment, intimidation and efforts to prevent the complete counting and certification of ballots after the 2020 election.
The ruling notes that Trump’s lawyers previously argued that he is “absolutely immune” from damages for his actions within the “outer perimeter” of his official responsibilities as president.
Trump had previously stated that he was “absolutely immune” from any legal consequences and that his post-election activities in 2020 were part of an effort to “protect and defend the Constitution.” And that takes some brass to say that and not bust up laughing.
But U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan agreed that Trump’s actions were “purely political.”
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington sided with the civil rights groups, writing that Trump’s conduct after the 2020 election was “purely political and therefore well beyond the contours of presidential immunity.”
“If former President Trump disrupted the certification of the electoral vote count, as plaintiffs allege here, such actions would not constitute executive action in defense of the Constitution,” Sullivan wrote. “For these reasons, the court concludes that former President Trump is not immune from monetary damages in this suit.”
The ruling has yet to determine whether Trump and the RNC are liable for civil rights violations, but boy-howdy, imagine if they are, this could be like when the Southern Poverty Law Center bankrupted the Klan. Actually, that’s really apt.