Cheney Calls on Supreme Court to Reject Trump's Delay Tactics in Op-Ed

Cheney underscores urgency for transparency in Capitol attack investigation

by Zain ul Abedin
Cheney Calls on Supreme Court to Reject Trump's Delay Tactics in Op-Ed
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Former Republican Representative Liz Cheney from Wyoming has strongly opposed former President Donald Trump's claims of absolute immunity from prosecution. With the Supreme Court set to hear arguments on this matter, Cheney penned an op-ed for The New York Times urging the court to reject Trump's efforts to evade trial swiftly.

She warned that allowing Trump to delay and dodge legal accountability could undermine the foundations of American law and order. In her op-ed, Cheney emphasized the urgency of the situation, highlighting Trump's attempts to have the federal indictment for his role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection dismissed.

Trump contends that he should be immune from prosecution for actions taken while in office, a broad interpretation that could jeopardize cases against him in other states like Georgia and Florida. Cheney pointed out that Trump, as a criminal defendant, has already had access to key evidence related to his indictment and the testimony gathered by the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack.

She accused Trump of seeking to delay his federal trial until after the upcoming November election, aware of the risks he faces in court.

Call for Transparency

Drawing attention to the exhaustive work of the Jan. 6 House select committee, Cheney highlighted the testimony from numerous Republicans who served in the White House.

Additionally, she noted the efforts of special counsel Jack Smith, who gathered further evidence, including testimony from witnesses who declined to appear before the House committee. Cheney stressed the importance of presenting all evidence gathered during Smith's investigation in open court, emphasizing the need for transparency and public scrutiny.

She underscored the gravity of the situation, stating that allowing a president to evade trial for attempting to subvert democracy would set a dangerous precedent. In urging the Supreme Court to act decisively, Cheney emphasized the need for a swift resolution that precludes further delays or legal manoeuvring by Trump.

She called on the court to recognize the urgency of the situation and reject any claims of immunity, emphasizing the importance of upholding the rule of law.