Oklahoma GOP pushes forward on bill allowing state legislature to challenge executive orders from Biden

Since entering office in January, President Joe Biden has signed a slew of executive orders on everything from immigration to energy production. But these unilateral actions have left more than a few Republicans concerned — and now, one red state is moving forward with legislation to push back.

Breitbart reports that the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted last Thursday to pass a bill known as H.B. 1236, which would allow the state legislature to examine federal executive orders and decide whether they should be reviewed by the Oklahoma attorney general.

Should the state attorney general subsequently determine that the order is unconstitutional, then he or she would have the option of challenging it in court, under the new legislation.

However, even if the current AG believes that the action in question does not violate the Constitution, the legislature would still have an option to declare it unconstitutional by majority vote, the bill says, according to Breitbart.

“Can you say ‘pandering?'”

Breitbart writer Katherine Rodriguez noted Saturday that “the statute is unclear whether the Oklahoma government would file suit or the state would ignore the order inside the state, leaving it to the federal government to enforce or try to take it to court.”

The legislation states: “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the state, county, political subdivision or any other publicly funded organization shall not implement any action that restricts a person’s rights or that the Office of the Attorney General or the Legislature by a majority vote determines to be unconstitutional.”

Although the bill passed by a large margin — 79 to 18, according to Breitbart — Democratic House Minority Leader Emily Virgin made clear in a tweet that she isn’t impressed with what it has to say.

“In today’s [Oklahoma] House shenanigans, we’re hearing HB 1236 which would allow the Oklahoma Legislature to declare executive orders [and] federal laws unconstitutional,” Virgin complained Thursday. “Can you say ‘pandering?'”

“A direct stab”

Speaking earlier in the week with The OklahomanVirgin said the constitutionality of a president’s orders has nothing to do with the state legislature.

“It’s fundamental to our democracy that our courts review actions like this, and I think that everyone who’s watching what President Biden is doing with executive orders fully expects those to be reviewed by a court,” she said. “That’s something that state legislatures don’t have anything to do with.”

But after dozens of executive orders from Biden, Oklahoma Republicans like Rep. Mark McBride have had enough.

“I think this president has just taken a direct stab at Oklahoma,” McBride told The Oklahoman, according to Breitbart.

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  1. Good this is our only hope against the overreach of Biden-Obama. Too bad the Republicans in Ciogress are too spineless to do anything.

      1. I would love to see every state introduce this same type of a bill. Unfortunately, states like California, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and others will not participate because they are controlled by the corrupt Dems!

    1. You are 100 percent right my question is why does Biden not explain any of his signatures on the executive orders or at least one of them does he really know what he is doing.

  2. Glad to see the Oklahoma GOP is taking the first steps to stop Dictator Biden who has decided to rule by executive order. This is the way communist countries are run not a democracy.

    1. Some time back I commented that we need to come together in the republican party and stand up against the communist style take over the dumicruds are trying to do. Oklahoma you are to be CONGRATULATED on the beginning of the coming together of the REPUBLICAN PARTY.

        1. All States follow OK and send a written letter to the Ethics Committee about Bidens incompetence and wrong decisions he has made vengeful ,hateful, and spiteful . They were very Anti-American and costing Trillions of Tax payer Dollars for no good reason at all. Time to Remove Biden-Harris and save the Country Finish Our WALL at the Border. 🇺🇸✝️🙋‍♀️👮🏻‍♀️

        2. Everyone in America should be shocked at how Biden is trying to control everyone. That’s not a Free society—it is a communist controlled one.

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    1. I agree with you. ALL states to to stand on their own feet to defeat a bunch of stuff being shoved down OUR THROATS.

  4. We need more states like Oklahoma to stand up to Biden. Biden is tearing our country apart piece by piece.

  5. Every state needs to stand up to oppose Biden’s insane edicts.

    Sometimes, the person running the asylum may be worst than those inside.

  6. EXCELLENT IDEA! GOOD SHOW BY REAL PATRIOTS AS LUCIFER JOE IS USERPING THE CONGRESS HERE AND IT IS NOW ILLEGAL TO ” OVER RIDE CONGRESS’S JOB “! ALL 49 OTHER STATES NEED TO DO THE SAME THING!

  7. China-Joe and the Dot-head Jamaican are incompetent and their only vehicle for initiating havoc is via EO’s. Hopefully more states will follow Oklahoma’s law.

  8. The only thing I can tell you about stopping sleepy joe is to contact your State representatives and tell them that if they don’t stand up to Him, that it will cost them their next term as you will contact all your friends and relatives not to vote for them. The Democrats aren’t going to steal this next election. Everybody has is informed of how they did it. And will not stand for it again. Or there will be another civil war in America. Democrats against Republicans. And Republicans are so pissed about the election in 2020 that they are not going to sit back and let the Dems do it to us again. THEY WILL FIGHT TO THE DEATH, if they have to.

  9. I AGREE WITH ALL THE COMMENTS! DEMONIC JOE IS TURNING THIS WONDERFUL USA INTO A SOAILISTIC/COMMUNISTIC STATE AS FAST AS WE WILL LET HIM. HE NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED NOW, BEFORE HE GETS ANY WORSE. ATHOUGH, THEN HARRIS GETS IN AND THAT’S WORSE, AND THEN PU NANCY, WHO IS CALLING THE SHOTS ANYWAY. ALL THIS TAKES TIME, AND THEN BEFORE YOU KNOW IT IT WILL BE ELECTION TIME AGAIN, AND FRIENDS, GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL AND THIS COUNTRY WILL BE SAVED THROUGH DONALD J TRUMP…….

  10. Amen to all posts! Call your congressmen, state legislators, attorney generals and have them follow suit!

  11. Good this idiot Biden isn’t running the show his handlers are and their welcome has wore thin. It is hightime to unload this stupid baggage and bring back Donald J Trump he is the man for us USA.

  12. GOOD ! The states really need to stand up to Biden and the democratic party. All the states should be doing what OK. is doing.

  13. WE KNOW SLEEPY JOE,, HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE IS SIGNIG. THEY WERE IN THE MAKING LONG BEFORE THE EL & BUSY DOING PLANS & FAKE BALLOTS & WHAT TO DO WITH THEM & HOW.

  14. Sleepy Joe needs to go back to his basement and allow people who are aware to run the government. He will never be able to run the government with an illegitimate mandate derived from fake ballots and fake press supporting him. He and his communist VP should give it up!!!!! Good for OK!!!!

  15. I’m a 74 years old, totally disabled Army Veteran of the Vietnam war. I have been through more pain and agony than any one person should be allowed. Mind you, I’m not complaining, just stating an honest fact. I’ve been told by many that I’m their hero for hanging on after all the operations and health issues that I’ve endured. I’m no hero. I cried like a baby when I watched The President of The United States sign away all those things that were good for all Americans. Can someone please tell me how or why, a sane man would want to do something so cruel to his fellow Americans?

  16. WAKE UP AMERICA! OKLAHOMA HAS MAKING MOVEMENTS AGAINST THIS DEFUNCT PRESIDENT BIDEN.
    WAKE UP! AMERICA!
    IT IS TIME TO TAKE BACK OUR FREEDOM!

  17. All Constitutional checks on government actions that violates individual rights must be activated, wherever and whenever, such abuse is detected. This is all the more urgent now that we have a party in government that is fundamentally opposed to the views and values of the Founding Fathers.
    The Oklahoma GOP is taking the right step, to check and oppose these wannabe tyrants.

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