TX, OK AGs sue Obama over amnesty executive order

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.

15 Responses to TX, OK AGs sue Obama over amnesty executive order

  1. LD 23 PC says:

    It’s easy to see why Greg Abbott won the Texas governor’s race. He and Scott Pruitt are on the right track here. Former state Senator Ken Paxton newly elected as Texas Attorney General will no doubt follow suit. Paxton was endorsed by Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz who said of him, “Ken Paxton is a tireless conservative warrior. Ken Paxton stands and fights, whether it’s against Obamacare, whether it’s fighting for Voter I.D., or whether it’s fighting to defend our religious liberty.”

  2. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Mark Brnovich was recruited by amnesty supporters including Bill Montgomery and former Sen. Jon Kyl, who was an early open borders collaborator with John McCain. Brnovich knows where his bread is buttered, and would never break ranks and join these conservatives in their lawsuit. Anyone who thinks otherwise is delusional.

    • Not Fooled says:

      I have no doubt he will dutifully fall in line on the illegal invasion. His RINO mentors, who live in a border state and should know better, have been instrumental in putting it in place.

    • ZOO says:

      Will Brnovich take his Wallace Beery voice and go to SCOTUS to appeal the 9th Jerkit’s demand that Arizona issue drivers licenses to the illegally amnestied rabble under DACA or become a party to the dictatorship of the White House thug? Had the shoe-shinning GOP fought DACA from the onslaught, we wouldn’t be here now.

      • Blackbeard says:

        Bronovich at the SCOTUS? Don’t hold your breath. He’s come to this job directly from a several year long stint overseeing the lottery, race tracks and gambling casinos as “gaming director.” . The last time he was inside a courtroom he was probably 50 lbs. lighter.

  3. Doc says:

    His R.I.N.O. mentors have help! th’ coward boehner sed the following yesterday:


    …toldja’ he’s a coward….brnovich’ll do what he’s told…bootlicker…

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    He’ll be like all the rest—he’ll take his marching orders from John McNasty—or Else!.

  5. Daniel Stefanski says:

    General Pruitt endorsed Mark Brnovich back in the Arizona primary, knowing that Mark was going to join him in some of the lawsuits against federal and Constitutional overreach. Give Mark a chance. I think many of you will be very pleased at the work he does in office.

    • ZOO says:

      He almost has to. The way he got the job is what most take issue with. ‘Der party’ betrayed Tom Horne by any sense of the word. Keep in mind that Brnovich is the CoC’s boy, just like the rest of the McSlate that grabbed power. The CoC boys want Common Core and well as illegal invaders backing up in everyone’s toilet. Voters (at least some of us) are watching.

    • Watchful One says:

      AG Scott Pruitt and your boss Rep. Trent Franks have a peas in a pod friendship. No surprise there.

      As far as giving “Mark a chance,” it would be taking advantage of your youthful gullibility to bet you that he would join in this legal action against Obama’s illegal executive action. His closest advisors and supporters are all pro-amnesty and tied to the establishment cheap labor advocates who encouraged Mark Brnovich to run. Once in the race, challenging a conservative incumbent, he ran a smear campaign that made no attempt to focus on issues of the office he was seeking.

  6. Kathy says:

    17 States file suit against unlawful Executive Amnesty – AZ not one of them, per Drudge.

    • Doc says:

      From the Foxnews.com article:

      “The federal lawsuit involves the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.”

      Mississippi’s gettin’ it done. Arizona…not so much.

  7. Former GOP PC says:

    This is what happens when a conservative is replaced with a McCain-Kyl-Montgomery recruit who owes his new job to his amnesty pushing mentors. When was the last time Brnovich walked into a courtroom, not counting picking his judge wife up for lunch?

    This is all beyond disgusting.

  8. Villanova says:

    Mark Brnovich’s wife was appointed to the bench by Gov. Janet Napolitano….a flaming liberal not known for putting conservative judges on the courts. We’ve been had. Does anyone here actually think this new AG, loaded with McBaggage, will join the states that are suing Obama over his illegal executive order? Take this to the bank. It will never happen. Take a look at his filings on the Secretary Of State’s campaign finance page. You’ll get a good idea of who funded him and where his allegiance will lie. It’s not with suing Obama over giving sanctuary to the illegal invaders.

  9. goodyearconservative says:

    I guess it’s worth point out that Mark doesn’t take office until January so we can’t blame him for that now. But I highly doubt he’ll follow through. All his donors support amnesty, common core and the medicaid expansion.

    Tom Horne was a great AG, but the McEstablishment gave him the boot for being a steadfast amnesty opponent. I hope Mark and Doug keep their promises on immigration though.