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Matthew Whitaker to Newsmax: Supreme Court Must Defend Rule of Law

By    |   Monday, 04 March 2024 03:48 PM EST

After the Supreme Court's unanimous decision to restore former President Donald Trump to the Colorado ballot, former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told Newsmax on Monday that the high court needs to continue to stand ready to defend the rule of law.

"Obviously, it was a great day for the American people and the Constitution and the rule of law," Whitaker said on Newsmax's "Newsline." "I think about what the president just did and that is he took advantage of an opportunity where there would be a lot of people paying attention, because this is a big win for him, and he laid out kind of what else is going on and his vision for America.

"I look at how things lay out, from now until November, and I think there's going to be a lot more victories in the court, and this is, unfortunately, what's going to have to happen. The Supreme Court is going to have to stand ready to defend the rule of law like they did today."

The 9-0 decision on Monday was a decisive victory for Trump after the Colorado Supreme Court's 4-3 ruling in December that booted him from the state's primary ballot.

Whitaker also commented on Trump's fight for presidential immunity, which the Supreme Court is also set to consider.

"The good news is that, in all of these challenges legally, Donald Trump eats these like an energy bar," he said. "He is just tireless in his ability to, not only campaign for president, but to fight and make sure his lawyers are in court fighting on his behalf for his ability to stand for election and have the American people speak in November.

"But, as we look at immunity, I think that is probably not going to be a 9-0 decision, and the Supreme Court has to tell us where the outer bounds of presidential immunity is, not only for President Trump, but also for future presidents, for the next several generations that are going to go into that office and need to know what they can and can't do and what is considered an official act and what's not.

"I think what the D.C. Circuit ruled is not what the outer bounds is, and I think that's why the Supreme Court took the case up and are going to hear it."

Nicole Wells

Nicole Wells, a Newsmax general assignment reporter covers news, politics, and culture. She is a National Newspaper Association award-winning journalist.

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After the Supreme Court's unanimous decision to restore former President Donald Trump to the Colorado ballot, former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told Newsmax on Monday that the high court needs to continue to stand ready to defend the rule of law.
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