Supreme Court’s Ruling: Speaker Johnson’s SCOTUS Allies Further Delay Trump Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. United States, House Accountability War Room spokesperson José Morales, Jr. released the following statement:

“MAGA House Republicans are relieved as the Supreme Court further delayed a final decision on former President Trump’s alleged conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election. This decision provides MAGA extremist Republicans and former President Trump with extended political cover for crimes committed during the January 6th insurrection, while also setting a terrifying standard of absolute Presidential criminal immunity. The same MAGA House Republicans who claim to embrace ‘law and order’ have officially become champions of lawlessness by supporting complete immunity for the powerful – all in the interest of protecting Donald Trump.

Speaker Johnson and MAGA Republicans led the effort to overturn the election, protect insurrectionists, and defend Trump’s right to absolute immunity. While Speaker Johnson couldn’t get his friends on the Supreme Court to fully protect Trump from being held criminally accountable for his actions, they did give him extended political cover by further delaying a decision on Trump’s role in the efforts to overturn the 2020 election until likely after this year’s elections. 

Since 2020, Speaker Johnson has been intent on undermining the will of the American people to help MAGA Republicans stay in power– and he’s in good company. House members have earnestly enabled Donald Trump’s behavioral pattern of jeopardizing American democracy— now Speaker Johnson is getting back up from his friends on the Supreme Court. 

The overwhelming majority of Americans believe Trump should be held accountable for his alleged crimes. Efforts by Speaker Johnson and his far-right allies to protect former President Donald Trump and delay a criminal trial must stop.”