U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) issued the following statement regarding today’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court in United States v. Texas 

“Congress—not the executive branch—writes the laws. This is how self-government works: if members of Congress pass bad laws, voters get to fire them. But when unelected bureaucrats ignore or unilaterally rewrite laws, voters are disenfranchised and lose confidence in the American Experiment.

“While Nebraskans work through the difficulty, confusion, and heartbreak stemming from executive branch lawmaking, I’m hopeful that the Supreme Court will invalidate the President’s unlawful actions and reaffirm fifth grade civics.”


Sasse, an outspoken critic of executive branch legislating, has repeatedly pressed the 
Department of Homeland Security for clear answers regarding its decision to let a young woman’s killer go free based on the Administration’s November 20, 2014 immigration executive actions.