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Immunity insanity

Donald Trump's legal team made a desperate effort last week before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that he is immune from having to face any legal consequences for blatantly illegal actions.

And just how far did they go? They said that even if Trump as President had ordered the assassination of a political rival, he could not be prosecuted.

We knew Donald Trump thought he was above the law, but to hear his lawyers argue the case in such horrific terms really puts things into perspective. And now, in the wake of Trump winning the Iowa caucuses last night, we must reckon with the growing reality that he is very likely to be the Republican nominee for president once again.

Trump's grip on his party has never been tighter, and it's downright alarming to realize that so many of my colleagues in Congress are fine with (or too afraid to speak out against) a leader who believes in zero accountability for the executive branch of government.

Whether he wins or loses the 2024 election, Trump's ideology isn't leaving our political discourse any time soon. A core pillar of the MAGA agenda is to chip away at the separation of powers within our democratic system. And as a champion of civil liberties, individual freedoms, and transparency throughout my whole career, I will fight against the MAGA agenda every step of the way.

If you're with me, please make a grassroots donation of $3 to help me organize and rally supporters to ensure that we prevail in 2024 and beyond.

By the skin of our teeth, we managed to contain the worst of Trump's authoritarian desires between 2017 and 2021. But serious damage was done — and the door has been opened for the next Republican president to take us even further to the edge.

We need champions for democracy to win big this year. We need to be able to call out MAGA Republicans clearly and repeatedly. And we need to keep our folks engaged and make sure they do not lose hope in the face of the severe threats we face.

All the work we are doing today matters. So I'm asking you to stand with me.

Please chip in $3 — or whatever you can — now to join us in the fight for our democracy.

More soon,

Ron

Posted on January 16, 2024.

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