Friday, March 27, 2015
Billy Long, Hartzler urge Nixon, Koster to join immigration lawsuit
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) and Missouri colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives today sent a letter to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster imploring them to join the lawsuit brought by the State of Texas and 25 other states against the president for his unconstitutional executive actions on immigration.
Congresswoman Hartzler joined Representatives Sam Graves, Billy Long, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Jason Smith, and Ann Wagner in sending the letter.
“The law-abiding citizens of Missouri deserve to be represented in this matter,” Hartzler said. “It is imperative that Missouri join with the 26 other states in this lawsuit and allow justice to be served for all Missourians. Not only were the president’s actions an affront to the separation of powers, but they also displayed a willful disregard of the laws already in place. Missourians deserve to be represented in this case and to seek redress for the President’s unconstitutional actions.”
Congresswoman Hartzler represents Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She serves on the House Agriculture, Armed Services, and Budget Committees.
“The president’s actions were never authorized by law and will cause immense damages to the State of Missouri and its citizens.”
“We share a responsibility to uphold the Constitution of the United States and a duty to represent law-abiding Missouri citizens. Failing to take action to stop these harmful orders is a dereliction of those duties…”