President Joe Biden’s radical agenda has disheartened many Americans who did not vote for him, and not a few who did not, but America is not the left-wing socialist dictatorship that Biden’s allies are dreaming of … yet.
For a glimmer of hope, Republicans are looking to a gift left behind by Donald Trump — a conservative judiciary — as they fight Biden’s executive orders.
Republicans look to Trump judiciary
At first glance, there are few obvious reasons for conservatives to find solace in the current political climate, with Democrats in control of the White House and both houses of Congress.
Heedless of his own calls for “unity,” Biden just signed a partisan, $2 trillion COVID relief bill, and he has massive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in the pipeline. On another front, conservatives have complained that a bewildering spree of executive orders has the mark of a tyrant.
However, Biden’s relentless partisanship is already inspiring pushback. In a number of states, Republican attorneys general are going to the courts to slow down Biden’s agenda — and a number of Republican states have started pushing legislation to nullify federal policy that abridges the Constitution, according to The Washington Times.
Twelve states have already sued Biden for an executive order on climate change, while Arizona and Texas are challenging Biden’s deportation moratorium.
“Blindly releasing thousands of people, including convicted criminals and those who may be spreading COVID-19 into our state, is both unconscionable and a violation of federal law,” said Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
Republican pushback to Biden agenda
Biden suffered a setback in January when a Trump-appointed judge blocked the moratorium nationwide, in a move very familiar to Trump.
Republicans are cautiously expecting, and hoping, to see Biden face more of that obstruction thanks to Trump’s remodeling of the judiciary, something that alarmed the left, perhaps with good reason. Trump appointed scores of conservatives to the bench, including three Supreme Court justices.
“We are going to be prepared, with various states being able to initiate challenges,” said Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, policy chairman for the Republican Attorneys General Association. “It is going to be a growing trend, and one that is going to be necessary.”
Republicans also plan challenges on everything from COVID lockdowns to Biden’s transgender agenda and “election reform” ambitions, according to the Times.
In another offensive, 19 states, led by Ohio, are seeking to force court intervention on federal funding for abortions, as Biden leaves the Hyde Amendment in limbo.