Last evening Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) challenged the constitutionality of the $1 trillion Cromnibus spending bill.
In so doing, Cruz has set in motion a process that for the Senate would “force the Senate to vote on whether the bill violates the Constitution because it allows President Barack Obama to implement his executive action on immigration.”
“The president has justified this illegal amnesty by saying he told Congress what he wanted, and Congress refused to give it to him,” Cruz said. ‘Well, Mr. President, the relationship in our constitutional republic between the president and the Congress is not the relationship between a parent and a child.’
‘The president does not get to demand of Congress, ‘here is the policy I want; either give me what I want, or I will decree it to be so and ignore the law,’ he said. ‘That is the president’s bargaining position.’
Cruz took to the floor Friday evening, and said Obama’s immigration action violates the Constitution and is closer to the act of a monarch than a president….
Immediately after, soon to be minority leader, Harry Reid, asked for a unanimous agreement for a Senate 5 p.m. Monday to which Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) objected.
The session resumes today at noon in the Senate.