Gov. Greg Abbott claims the Biden administration has caused a 'constitutional crisis' after the U.S. Justice Department sued Texas to prevent troopers from stopping cars carrying migrants.
Abbott issued the statement after U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Justice Department had filed a lawsuit over an executive order the governor signed on Wednesday.
The Executive Order GA-37 tasked the Texas Department of Public Safety with stopping any vehicle suspected of carrying migrants and reroute them to their origin or impound them, claiming that they pose a risk of spreading the COVID-19.
Abbott's order came even after he ended many the Lone Star State's protective measures amid the pandemic, even going so far as to prevent local governments from enforcing mask mandates and vaccine requirements.
'The Biden Administration has created a constitutional crisis between the federal government and the State of Texas,' Abbott said on Friday.