Senator suggests Biden could face criminal prosecution depending on SCOTUS ruling

 June 24, 2024

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) just pointed out the fact that President Joe Biden could face criminal prosecution if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in such a way that significantly limits the doctrine of presidential immunity. 

Graham made the claim during an appearance, over the weekend, on the Fox News Channel's Fox News Sunday. 

There, Graham highlighted the importance of the upcoming Supreme Court decision in the Trump immunity case. There will be more on this in a moment.

The decision, as Graham correctly noted, is going to have an impact on many more presidents than Trump.

"Biden better hope and pray..."

During his Fox News appearance, Graham began by criticizing Biden for a number of things, including the southern border crisis.

Graham said:

The border is beyond broken. You have wars in Ukraine. You have the Mideast on fire. When it comes to enforcing the law, Joe Biden has been beyond reckless. He’s taken a parole statute that’s limited in nature and has given a million people parole when, on average, the Trump and [Obama] administrations gave 5,600 people parole.

At this point, Graham highlighted the fact that some of the illegal immigrants whom Biden has admitted into the country have gone on to commit violent crimes. And, it was here that Graham said that Biden could face criminal prosecution, depending on how the Supreme Court rules.

"Laken Riley’s murderer was paroled because they had lack of capacity in El Paso. On and on and on, all these women who have been raped and murdered have one thing in common, the people that killed them, raped them, and murdered them were in our custody and let go, I think illegally," Graham said.

He added, "So Joe Biden better hope and pray there’s presidential immunity because when he allowed the killer of Laken Riley to be released on parole because of lack of capacity, I think he’s subject not only to a lawsuit but criminal prosecution if there’s not presidential immunity."

The deadline is drawing near

The Supreme Court's term is about to end, and the justices have yet to release a number of major rulings, which means that this could be a blockbuster week.

Among the rulings that the court has yet to release is the ruling on Trump's presidential immunity defense.

The Washington Examiner reports, "In Trump v. United States, the justices will rule on whether Trump has immunity from prosecution in a case concerning allegations made in an indictment by special counsel Jack Smith about Trump allegedly attempting to subvert the 2020 election."

In the process, though, the outlet notes that the justices "will decide whether or to what degree presidents have criminal immunity from actions taken while in office."

This is what Graham was getting out: if presidents don't have such immunity, then Biden could end up facing criminal prosecutions.

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