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Florida Democratic Party Responds to SCOTUS Ruling

FDP Chair Nikki Fried calls ruling “an existential threat to democracy,” says Trump’s abuses of power would “make Richard Nixon blush” if reelected.

In response to today’s SCOTUS ruling granting “absolute immunity” to Donald Trump for his “official acts” as president, the Florida Democratic Party has issued the following statement:

“This ruling is nothing less than an existential threat to our democracy,” said FDP Chair Nikki Fried. “The stakes in this election are higher than ever, because Donald Trump’s record speaks for itself: he’ll do anything possible, including misuse of ‘official acts,’ to hold onto power. We experienced this when he refused to accept his loss in 2020 — inciting a violent attack on the Capitol to try and subvert the results of a free and fair election. Trump’s rhetoric has only ramped up since then, promising to be a dictator on day one and threatening a ‘bloodbath’ if he loses. 

“The Supreme Court just gave Donald Trump carte blanche to abuse the powers of the presidency in ways that would even make Richard Nixon blush. There’s no doubt that he’ll put his quest for absolute power above the will of the voters, the US Constitution, and democracy itself — and the only way to stop him and save democracy is to reelect President Joe Biden this November. Florida Democrats are more focused than ever on making sure that happens.”

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