Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” that he expects his state will win its lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, ironically because of Obama’s own words. (VIDEO: Boehner: Obama ‘Defied His Oath Of Office’ And Constitution With Executive Amnesty)
ABBOTT: We will win because of Barack Obama’s words himself. If you recall, he said 22 times he didn’t have the authority to pass a sweeping law like he did through executive action. And then, the day after issued the executive action he said, “I just changed the law.” And then yesterday again, when he was commenting on this lawsuit, he said he had to act because Congress failed to act.
What all that does is that it sets in the problem with his theory behind this, and that is only that Congress, not the president, has the authority to issue laws on immigration. The president is making up these laws out of whole cloth. In fact, that is what the judge said in this case, and that is the president through the DHS was making this up from scratch. That contradicts the authority granted to the executive branch in the Constitution.