May 30, 2024 - Politics & Policy

Biden campaign reacts to Trump conviction: "No one is above the law"

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Moments after Donald Trump became the first former president to be criminally convicted, the Biden campaign issued a statement warning that he will still be the Republican nominee for president.

Why it matters: Trump and President Biden both agree — the unanimous New York verdict does not change the reality that voters will decide the outcome of November's election.

Michael Tyler, the Biden campaign's communications director, wrote in a statement:

  • "In New York today, we saw that no one is above the law.
  • "Donald Trump has always mistakenly believed he would never face consequences for breaking the law for his own personal gain. But today's verdict does not change the fact that the American people face a simple reality. There is still only one way to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office: at the ballot box. Convicted felon or not, Trump will be the Republican nominee for president.
  • "The threat Trump poses to our democracy has never been greater. He is running an increasingly unhinged campaign of revenge and retribution, pledging to be a dictator 'on day one' and calling for our Constitution to be 'terminated' so he can regain and keep power. A second Trump term means chaos, ripping away Americans' freedoms and fomenting political violence — and the American people will reject it this November."
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