Any chance AZ’s incoming AG Mark Brnovich will hop onboard this righteous effort?
Texas governor-elect Greg Abbott is making good on his vow to take legal action against Barack Obama, who he says “crossed a serious legal line” with his recent amnesty executive order. As Texas’ attorney general, Abbott has joined with neighboring Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt in suing the Obama administration over this unlawful power grab (video).
“The President’s action violates his constitutional duty to faithfully enforce immigration laws that were duly enacted by Congress, circumvents the will of the American people and is an affront to the families and individuals who follow our laws to legally immigrate to the United States,” Abbott said in this statement, citing violations to the “Take Care Clause” of the Constitution as well as the Administrative Procedure Act. “The State of Texas will assert a legal action against President Obama’s unconstitutional abuse of power.”
Abbott said he expects to finalize his decision in the next two weeks, during which time he will speak with other attorneys general and state officials.
In Oklahoma, Attorney General Pruitt said, “We believe that not only the state of Oklahoma, but states across the country have, in fact, been injured as a result of the president’s action. As the impact of the order becomes clear, states will be able to determine its monetary effects on areas such as education, health-care, and public safety among others.” Pruitt called Obama’s actions ‘brazenly political.’
AG Greg Abbott made his case, saying, “President Obama has circumvented Congress and deliberately bypassed the will of the American people, eroding the very foundation of our nation’s Constitution and bestowing a legacy of lawlessness. Texans have witnessed firsthand the costs and consequences caused by President Obama’s dictatorial immigration policy. I am prepared to immediately challenge President Obama in court, securing our state’s sovereignty and guaranteeing the rule of law as it is intended under the Constitution.
These two Republican attorneys general evidence strong determination as they boldly stand for the rule of law and the Constitution of the United States. They should have no trouble assembling a coalition of others to follow their lead in filing suit to overturn this flagrant amnesty action, regally imposed by executive order, while illegitimately snubbing congress.