Democrat Scolds People Who Don’t Think Supreme Court Justices Want To Delay Trump Trials
ep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) attends a news conference about Republican efforts to open an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Joe Biden, outside the U.S. Capitol on December 13, 2023 in Washington, DC.
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A House Democrat on Sunday chided anyone who does not believe the Supreme Court has justices who want to delay former President Donald Trump‘s trials in the lead-up to the 2024 election.

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), a former constitutional law professor who led the January 6-focused impeachment inquiry against Trump, talked about the high court with former White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki on her MSNBC program.

The conversation followed the Supreme Court announcing on Wednesday that it was taking up the issue of whether Trump can invoke presidential immunity to shield himself from federal prosecution in a 2020 election case brought by special counsel Jack Smith.

“These justices know what their powers are, right? They know the court’s schedule. They have the same calendar. Do you look at this court and think some of these justices may want to delay these trials?” Psaki asked.

Raskin replied, “Well, yeah. If you don’t believe that, you’re too innocent to be let out of the house by yourself at this point.” He added, “This is a court driven by both Trump nominees and Bush nominees, and neither of those guys was elected with a popular vote majority.”

That leaves the United States, according to Raskin, with a Supreme Court “that is representing the choices of minority presidents.”

The Supreme Court scheduled an oral argument for the week of April 22, 2024, raising doubts among legal experts that a trial could be held before the election in November. Smith sought to have the high court fast-track consideration of the matter last year but was denied.

Trump has pleaded not guilty in the case in which he is accused of unlawfully plotting to overturn the results of the 2020 election. His lawyers filed to dismiss the case in October by arguing that Trump’s actions were “within the heartland” of his “official duties.” They also cited presidential immunity in a request to get a documents case also spearheaded by Smith dismissed.


The Supreme Court is expected to rule on a bid to remove Trump from the ballot in Colorado under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, an insurrection clause dating back to the Civil War, over his actions leading up to the U.S. Capitol breach on January 6, 2021.

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