Press Release

May 31, 2024
Cardin Statement on Trump Felony Criminal Convictions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) made the following remarks on former President Donald Trump’s 34-count felony conviction.

“For the first time in American history, a former President has been convicted of a felony.  No one is above the law, not even Donald Trump.  An impartial jury of citizens delivered a verdict in this criminal case by applying the facts to the law, using our time-honored adversarial legal process in the courtroom before an independent judge.  Government officials take an oath to preserve and protect the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.  Let each one of us remember this sacred oath is not to pledge our fealty to one person or one political party, but to pledge our allegiance to the United States of America and the rule of law. It is inappropriate and dangerous for elected officials to attack our judicial system as a whole because they disagree with the outcome of Donald Trump’s criminal trial.”