Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing Democrat President Joe Biden and members of his administration over their radical spending agenda.
Paxton announced he is suing the Biden admin over the unlawful signing and implementation of the omnibus spending bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023.
The state AG blasted the massive $1.7 trillion omnibus bill as a “stunning violation of the Constitution.”
In a statement announcing the move, Paxton said: “In a stunning violation of the Constitution, the U.S. House passed the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill without a quorum present.
“I am suing the Biden Admin to end the implementation of this bill because it was never lawfully enacted and is unconstitutional.
“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.
“Our Founders would be turning over in their graves if they could see how former Speaker Nancy Pelosi used proxy voting to upend our constitutional system.
“That is especially true regarding the 1.7 trillion-dollar bill that should have never been ‘passed.’
“Joe Biden, who’s been in Washington for half a century, should have known he couldn’t legally sign it either.
“But he never seems to let the law get in the way of him doing whatever he wants to do.”
In a stunning violation of the Constitution, the U.S. House passed the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill without a quorum present. I am suing the Biden Admin to end the implementation of this bill because it was never lawfully enacted and is unconstitutional.https://t.co/Us65kM7eh1
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) February 15, 2023
Paxton’s office also issued a statement that said:
“The U.S. Constitution requires that a quorum of members of the U.S. House of Representatives be present for the lower chamber of Congress to conduct business.
“When the House passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 in December 2022, fewer than half of its members were present and more than half voted by proxy.
“The U.S. Constitution empowers a quorum-less House only to ‘adjourn from day to day’ or ‘compel the attendance of absent members.’
“Because ‘attendance’ means physical presence, the U.S. Constitution does not allow voting by proxy to constitute a quorum.
“And because the omnibus spending bill wasn’t passed when a quorum of the House was present, it was never lawfully enacted, is unconstitutional, and the federal government should be enjoined from implementing it,” the statement said.