Biden In Hot Water Over Executive Orders

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President Joe Biden has been presented with a letter sent by a coalition of six state attorneys warning him of potential presidential overreach and even breaking the constitution.

The letter warned the administration that any actions that “are inconsistent with constitutional tenets or place civil liberties at risk” would cause the states to take legal action against the presidency.


“We stand ready to meet with your administration to discuss more how the issues below affect our States; litigation is never the first option, and we would like to help your team in its important job on behalf of all Americans, consistent with the Constitution and the rule of law,” West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey wrote.

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“Yet if you sign unconstitutional laws passed by Congress, it will be our responsibility and duty to challenge those laws in court. If cabinet officials, executive officers, and agencies go beyond the bounds of their statutory authority, fail to follow legally required procedures, or fall short of the bedrock Administrative Procedure Act obligation of reasoned decision making, it will likewise be our responsibility to take action.”
This action comes after Biden broke all the records with regards to executive orders, in his first few days in office.

At the top of the list of Bidens most controversial orders was the Keystone pipeline cancellation that will cost up to one million jobs, and the devastating law that will permit biological males to participate in female sports.


“The President cannot cut constitutional corners or shirk statutory strictures without inevitably doing more harm to our country than good,” the AGs wrote. “The foundations of our republic and American life are embedded within our Constitution’s carefully crafted design.”

“Accordingly, today by this letter we respectfully urge you when pursuing your policy priorities to honor the core constitutional tenets which should be appreciated and respected by every person entrusted with the honor and burdens of the presidency,” they wrote to Biden.

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This is not the first challenge to Bidens executive orders. A federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked Biden’s executive order to halt the deportation of immigrants for 100 days. This order came after the administration promised to make over 11million illegal immigrants legal.

On Wednesday, Western Energy Alliance challenged the order halting oil and gas leasing on federal lands. A move that would cost further job losses at a time when the economy is already struggling.