Texas lawmakers are fighting back against new ‘overreaching’ policies put into place by the Biden administration.
On President Joe Biden’s first day in office, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton vowed to take legal action against new laws he believes the new administration will make.
“Congrats, President Biden. On Inauguration Day, I wish our country the best,” Paxton said in a statement. “I promise my fellow Texans and Americans that I will fight against the many unconstitutional and illegal actions that the new administration will take, challenge the federal overreach that infringes on Texans’ rights, and serve as a major check against the administration’s lawlessness. Texas First! Law & Order always!”
Biden signed a number of executive orders on his first day in office, including to re-enter the Paris Climate Accords, to mandate mask-wearing on federal property and to reverse former President Donald Trump’s immigration policy.
Following through with his promise, Paxton asked a federal judge to block Biden’s new immigration policy that would pause most deportations for 100 days.
“I have told @DHSgov to immediately rescind its illegal, unconscionable deportation freeze – or TX will sue,” Paxton’s office wrote on Twitter last month.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott agreed with Paxton, saying the order “abandons the obligation to enforce federal immigration laws.”
The federal judge agreed to temporarily block Biden’s order to halt the deportations of certain unauthorized immigrants for 100 days.
Gov. Abbott followed suit, saying last week that he intends to sue the federal government over environmental legislation.
On Monday, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for the American Future released a statement promising to challenge unconstitutional federal government overreach through the courts.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation listed three areas where there may be probable cause to sue: unconstitutional COVID-19 mandates, the Biden administration’s repeal of important Trump health care reforms, and the new administration’s revival of border policies.
“Biden wants to make the rest of America look more like California. Texas — and the Texas Public Policy Foundation — will resist this. Instead, we will use the courts to help ensure that the Lone Star State — not the Golden State — is the model for a United States that is both more free and more prosperous.”
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Another Pelosi is cheating the system. A DailyMail.com investigation revealed “Nancy Pelosi’s son was involved in five companies probed by federal agencies – but has never been charged himself.”
Specifically, the investigation found “a shocking paper trail shows Paul Pelosi Jr.’s connections to a host of fraudsters, rule-breakers and convicted criminals.” The 52-year-old son of Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has gotten away with far too much for far too long.
Pelosi Jr. was “involved in five companies probed. By federal agencies before, during or after his time” at the companies. Key pieces of information reported by the Daily Mail include:
- He joined the board of a biofuel company after it defrauded investors, according to an SEC ruling, and whose CEO was convicted after bribing Georgia officials
- Paul was president of an environmental investment firm that turned out to be a front for two convicted fraudsters, documents reveal
- He served as vice president of a company previously embroiled in an investigation of scam calls that targeted senior citizens
- A medical company Pelosi Jr. worked for was accused of testing drugs on people without FDA authorization, DailyMail.com can reveal
- A source close to a firm Nancy’s son worked for told DailyMail.com that Pelosi Jr. received $2.8 million of shares allegedly issued as part of a massive $164 million fraud in July 2016
Nancy Pelosi has often bragged that her agenda was to lead “the most honest, most open, most ethical Congress in history.” And sources “close to the Democrat power broker’s son- and even Pelosi Jr. himself” tell the Daily Mail “that some of his business dealings may have arisen from savvy entrepreneurs hiring him in an attempt to curry favor with his powerful family.”
Daily Mail adds Pelosi Jr.’s links to alleged lawbreakers include:
- The 52-year-old joined the board of a biofuel company after it defrauded investors according to an SEC ruling, and whose CEO was convicted after bribing Georgia officials
- Pelosi Jr. was president of an environmental investment firm that turned out to be a front for two convicted fraudsters
- He joined a lithium mining company and received millions of shares, allegedly issued as part of a massive $164 million fraud
- He was vice president of a company previously embroiled in an investigation of scam calls that targeted senior citizens
- He has close business ties with a man accused by the Department of Justice of running a fake UN charity that stole investors’ money
- A medical company Pelosi Jr. worked for tested drugs on people without FDA authorization, according to an FDA investigation
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