This week has proven difficult, if not catastrophically bad for Democrats as they look to find a nominee to take on President Trump in the upcoming November election.
Not only was President Trump acquitted on both articles of impeachment, but the Iowa Caucus proved to be confusing, throwing doubt on the process. Now, Democrats have taken another blow as a federal appeals court has unanimously ruled that the more than 200 Democratic congressional lawmakers do not have a case in suing the President over allegations that he had violated the Emoluments Clause concerning foreign payments to his businesses.
In a statement, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit informed that “because we concluded that the Members lack standing, we reverse the district court and remand with instructions to dismiss their complaint.”
Furthermore, “the [House] Members can, and likely will, continue to use their weighty voices to make their case to the American people, their colleagues in the Congress and the President himself, all of whom are free to engage that argument as they see fit.”
However, they concluded that they “will not – indeed we cannot – participate in this debate.”
In addition, the court commented that “the Constitution permits the Judiciary to speak only in the context of an Article III case or controversy and this lawsuit presents neither.”
In true Trump fashion, the President shared his thoughts on Twitter, simply saying that it “was a total win.”
Another win just in. Nervous Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in Congress sued me, thrown out. This one unanimous, in the D.C. Circuit.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2020