Finally! AG Files Lawsuit Against Biden Over Unprecedented Spending!
The Biden Administration was in hot water this week after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against them for allegedly violating the Constitution to pass an unprecedented $1.7 trillion spending package without a quorum of members present in the House of Representatives.
“Nowhere does the U.S. Constitution authorize the House to pass trillion-dollar bills when more than half the members are in their homes, vacationing, or are anywhere physically other than the United States Capitol Building,” said Attorney General Paxton in a press release.
Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi enabled proxy voting as a way to avoid spreading COVID-19 during 2020, but continued it through December 2022 when the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 was voted on by 201 members—most of whom were Democrats and some Republicans who also voted by proxy.
After taking control of the chamber in January, Republicans ended this practice and thus revealed that Joe Biden had violated constitutional law by signing such an immense bill without proper authorization from Congress.
The president's disregard for legal procedure is indicative of his administration's overall approach to governance: prioritizing radical policy over abiding by laws set forth in our country's highest document—the Constitution itself. The GOP has been vocal about its grievances with Biden's immigration policies and illegal immigration's economic impact on Americans.
These issues have highlighted how extreme Democrats are willing to go if left unchecked, and why electing officials who will advocate for conservative values is absolutely essential if we want government that works for everyone instead of just themselves.
It remains uncertain what consequences will come out of Paxton's lawsuit against Biden and his administration but one thing is clear:
Our leaders must be held accountable for their actions as they continue to push their agenda forward at all costs—even if those costs come at the expense of upholding our nation’s core principles outlined within our founding documents like the Constitution itself.