An open letter to Sen. Hickenlooper, Rep. Neguse, Sen. Bennet.
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An Open Letter

To: Sen. Hickenlooper, Rep. Neguse, Sen. Bennet

From: A constituent in Longmont, CO

July 4

Hello. I am writing this on July 4th, 2024, the 248th anniversary of our independence. I am writing in regard to the recent Supreme Court decision that will, in practice, undermine that independence. The ruling, of course, to which I am referring is the one regarding presidential immunity for official acts while taken in office. This ruling, frankly, terrifies me. I firmly believe that this ruling is not the rule of law prevailing, but rather that it is an open attempt by the conservative majority of the court to favor twice impeached, convicted felon, former president Donald Trump, and make him immune to prosecution for his involvement in the January 6th insurrection. Its effects, however, are much further reaching than that, and essentially make the president a little dictator, able to get away with whatever he wants as long as he does it under the guise of being an official action as president. This isn't just me blowing things out of proportion. In her dissent, Justice Sotomayor wrote that the president could, "[order] the Navy's Seal Team 6 to assassinate a political rival? Immune. Organizes a military coup to hold onto power? Immune. Takes a bribe in exchange for a pardon? Immune. Immune, immune, immune." This ruling has set a dangerous precedent that could be the lynchpin in the fall of our democracy. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has already said she will be drafting articles of impeachment for the justices who signed on to this decision. This seems to me to be the only recourse that we have. Please, I beg you, support representative Ocasio-Cortez and her articles of impeachment.

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