Nikki Haley derided the suggestion that former presidents enjoy total immunity from prosecution for offenses they were not impeached and removed from office over — a key argument Donald Trump’s legal team is making to toss out two of his indictments.
“That’s ridiculous. That’s absolutely ridiculous. I mean, we need to use some common sense here. You can’t go and kill a political rival and then claim immunity [as] a president,” she said.
“I think we have to start doing things that are right.”
Trump’s legal team argued in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday that his attempts to stay in power after the 2020 election were part of his official duties.
Ron DeSantis, who has previously called the argument “novel,” predicted the former president will lose the argument.
“I think the DC Circuit is going to rule against Donald Trump on that issue. I’m not exactly sure what the outer limits are. I don’t think it’s necessarily been litigated. It’s not going to be an issue with me because I’m always gonna follow the Constitution,” he said.
“We’re gonna uphold the best traditions of the office,” he added. “[Trump’s] going to end up going to trial in front of a stacked left-wing DC jury of all Democrats.”