The Texas attorney general, Republican Ken Paxton, is suing the Biden administration in an effort to block the $1.6 trillion spending package they've built.
Paxton says the bill was passed unconstitutionally.
"If we're going to start just ignoring provisions of the Constitution, then we don't have a constitution," Paxton said.
"Under Nancy Pelosi, for the first time in our history, they ignored the quorum," Paxton hammered.
"Paxton filed an injunction this week to prevent the Biden administration from implementing the budget act, saying that if it were blocked it would prevent millions in taxpayer dollars going to illegal immigrants in Texas," reported Fox News.
"When the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 was passed in December 2022, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., allowed 226 members of Congress to vote by proxy, under a rule created in 2020 that allows lawmakers to 'designate another Member as a proxy,'" reported Fox News.
According to Paxton, Pelosi’s rule violated the Quorum Clause, which requires a House majority to be present on the floor when Congress conducts business.
"'Quorum' means 'quorum.' There's no other way of getting around it. If you didn't have a quorum, you never did it correctly. It was passed illegally, and it was signed illegally," Paxton said.
BREAKING: We're suing the Biden Admin to block the unconstitutional $1.7 trillion omnibus package. Today, I filed for an injunction to stop its enactment and prevent millions of dollars from going to illegal immigrants in Texas. pic.twitter.com/EZ318ZrUEx
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) April 5, 2023
Paxton added that "the consequences of their lawlessness and deception are going to be felt all across our state. It is crucial that our legal system stop these acute harms--such as the millions of dollars facilitating illegal immigration--from being imposed on Texans."