Texas Takes On the Presidency For Federal Overreach

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The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott has directed his state agencies to look into ways of combating federal overreach by the energy sector of Joe Bidens administration.

Abbot said the presidency showed “extreme hostility toward the energy sector, and thus toward Texas.” Abbot issued a state executive order that directs “every state agency to use all lawful powers and tools to challenge any federal action that threatens the continued strength, vitality and independence of the energy industry. Each state agency should work to identify potential litigation, notice-and-comment opportunities, and any other means of preventing federal overreach within the law.”

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This comes after the Biden administration issued a record-breaking number of executive orders including laws affecting the oil and gas industry.

As reported by Conservative Cardinal earlier in the week, 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.”

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.