Rep. Ryan Zinke’s Statement on Executive Amnesty Court Ruling
Today, a federal court in Texas ruled President Obama’s executive amnesty is unconstitutional, citing the Administration does not have the authority to thwart the will of Congress and create laws that contradict current statutes. The following statement is from Rep. Zinke:
"I am happy to hear that the federal courts have ruled in favor of the Constitution and against President Obama's illegal executive amnesty. As a Navy SEAL, a State Senator and now Montana's Congressman, I took an oath to defend the Constitution. I am a proud co-sponsor of the provision to defund amnesty and restore the Constitutional balance of power that protects the people of Montana from an overreaching executive. The writing is in the wall. Senate Democrats must end their obstruction of DHS funding so we can keep our country safe.
"I would like to congratulate Montana Attorney General Tim Fox for his steadfast resolve to defend the Constitution. Now is the time for Congress to act. We have done our job in the House by passing a clean DHS bill that funds all legal actions of the agency and expands border protection capabilities. I now urge Senate Democrats to work with members on the other side of the aisle, like Montana’s Senator Steve Daines, uphold their oath to defend the Constitution, and work together to keep our nation safe with a clean and legal Department of Homeland Security funding bill.”
The President’s amnesty program was scheduled to begin tomorrow, however since the ruling was delivered, the Administration announced they would delay the implementation.