Never Trumper Liz Cheney Warms Supreme Court Over Trump Immunity

Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) recently warned the U.S. Supreme Court over former President Donald Trump’s claims of presidential immunity, which the High Court has taken up.

While speaking at Drake University’s Annual Bucksbaum Distinguished Lectureship, the former Wyoming congresswoman claimed that Trump is spreading the narrative that a president should be immune from criminal prosecution.

“When [Trump] now is pushing this idea that a president should have complete immunity against any criminal prosecution for anything he does in office and he’s pushed this appeal to the Supreme Court, I think it’s very important that the Supreme Court recognizes what he’s doing is a delaying tactic,” Cheney said in her address.

Cheney continued by blasting the justice system in the U.S. for being unable to hold the former president accountable over his alleged attempts to “overturn” the 2020 presidential election.

“It cannot be the case that a president of the United States can attempt to overturn an election and seize power and that our justice system is incapable of holding a trial and holding him to account before the next election,” the Wyoming lawmaker said.

BizPacReview pointed out that Cheney’s stance is at odds with the “true purpose” of Trump’s persecution, which is to secure a conviction before the upcoming presidential election in November 2024.

In February 2024, a federal appeals court ruled that the former president “can face trial on charges that he plotted to overturn the results of the 2020 election, sharply rejecting the former president’s claims that he is immune from prosecution while setting the stage for additional challenges that could further delay the case,” according to the Associated Press (AP).

Trump has maintained that the indictments against him are nothing short of “election interference.”

In June 2023, the former president pled not guilty to 37 federal felony counts stemming from Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into his alleged unlawful retention of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. The former president issued a scathing rebuke of President Joe Biden, calling him “the most corrupt president” in U.S. history.

Trump has claimed that Biden, alongside “misfits and Marxists,” is trying to “destroy American democracy.”