Texas Governor Greg Abbott is sending a loud and clear message to Americans regarding the Supreme Court’s hearing of oral arguments regarding President Barack Obama’s attempt to write law through Executive Action. In a historic move, Abbott is calling for an Article V Convention of States to restore the Rule of Law.
“This is an abuse of presidential authority, this tramples on the United States Constitution and if this is allowed, the United States Constitution has been completely rewritten,” said Governor Abbott in an interview today. “The United States Supreme Court is a co-conspirator in tearing down our Constitution, which is exactly why I am calling for a Convention of States so we can restore the Constitution to its original principles.”
In his final lawsuit as Texas Attorney General, Abbott led the charge representing more than half of the states in America against the Obama Administration after Obama admitted multiple times that he does not have the authority to grant amnesty to millions of immigrants in the United States illegally.
“The Rule of Law hangs in the balance with this case,” Gov. Abbott wrote today. “Especially with the loss of constitutionalist Justice Scalia. The Supreme Court will decide whether we follow the Constitution or allow the President to play the role of a King. That’s how important this is. If a president can completely re-write the law with a Supreme Court aiding and abetting his illegal actions, our founding document and principles will be reduced to words on paper.”
The governor termed this week’s arguments as being near the “end of the flight to stop President Obama’s illegal ‘Executive Amnesty’ of Nov. 22, 2015. He said because of his leadership to stop Obama, “I’ve become a top target for President Obama’s administration.”
“Over half the states joined my lawsuit,” he continued. “That’s right—more than half of America…is suing America…to save America. It’s completely ludicrous that this is necessary—that it’s come to this. But that’s the sad reality of the failed Obama legacy. We’ve won our challenge every step of the way, and now, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the case within weeks.”
Gov. Abbott noted that not only do Americans need to do everything they can to “defend the Rule of Law, but also because Republican governors around the country are watching and waiting to see what happens. They need to see that President Obama’s lawlessness can be defeated. They need to know that We the People can fight back, and they need to know that We the People can win.”
States that have joined in the lawsuit include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.