Democrats got another loss handed to them today when the D.C. appeals court ruled that Democrats can’t sue President Trump over the Constitutions emoluments clause that says the president can’t profit off of payments from foreign governments without Congressional approval.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in a 12-page decision that Democrat lawmakers behind the suit lack the standing required to sue:
“The 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. But we will not—indeed we cannot—participate in this debate.”
President Trump spoke about the case against him brought by Democrats:
“A total win” – President Trump.
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) February 7, 2020
He also tweeted about the 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