Statement from Democratic Party of Illinois Chair Lisa Hernandez in Response to Supreme Court Decision in Trump v. United States

Democracy is on the line in November.




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“Here are the facts: Donald Trump inspired a violent mob to attack our nation’s capitol. He attempted to subvert the results of a free and fair election on January 6. Since then, Trump has only become more unhinged, promising to be a dictator on “day one” if he returns to the White House, and warning of a “bloodbath” if he loses. Make no mistake: Trump is willing to do anything in his quest for revenge and retribution, and we know that he will put himself above our constitution, above American voters, and above democracy itself – and the Supreme Court just made it even easier  for Donald Trump to pursue his path to a Trump dictatorship. 

“The contrast couldn’t be clearer: Donald Trump is an existential threat to democracy and President Joe Biden will defend it. Illinoisans have a chance to reject Donald Trump’s self-obsessed quest for power once and for all – Joe Biden will make sure they reject it for good in November.”

Donald Trump already attacked our democracy and Illinoisans’ rights. Make no mistake: democracy is on the ballot this November:

  • After inspiring a violent mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6, Trump has pledged to pardon the rioters who wanted to end American democracy.
  • Donald Trump’s Project 2025 is also crafting plans that would allow him to deploy the military against American citizens under the Insurrection Act.
  • Trump has floated the idea of running for a third term
  • Trump is warning of a “bloodbath” if he loses in November.
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