Rep. Thomas Massie: Following Justice Scalia’s Advice to ‘Fix’ Supreme Court Ruling on Texas

Thomas Massie (R-KY) shared some advice he received from late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia that he believes is relevant to the recent ruling against Texas trying to block illegal immigrants from crossing the border. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of an emergency request filed by the Joe Biden administration arguing that Texas was preventing federal agents from carrying out their duties. The ruling allows federal agents to cut through or remove razor wire that had been installed at the southern border. Justice Amy Coney Barrett and Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal wing of the court on the matter. Massie claims that Scalia once told a group of lawmakers that Congress could fix things they don’t like by using the power of the purse. “You know who could fix this – literally overrule the Supreme Court and the White House on the Texas v Biden dispute?” Massie wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Congress.” He continued, “He told us to quit funding things we don’t like.” Massie and Scalia’s advice highlights the importance of Congress exercising its power of the purse to control the actions of the executive branch. By choosing not to fund certain initiatives or programs, Congress can effectively prevent the government from pursuing policies that do not align with the will of the people. Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) responded to Massie’s post by suggesting that they’d been advising Republican colleagues of the same method of shaping the direction of the country, adding, “1000x this.” Massie revealed that there were numerous members of Congress with him at breakfast with Scalia when he received the advice. Roberts’ behavior is described as intentional and aimed at conveying an image of fairness. He has a history of abandoning his principles and voting intentionally with the liberal wing of the Court. The Biden administration has spent more time and resources trying to prevent states from protecting their borders than they have in protecting Americans from the ongoing invasion. They have actively engaged in legal actions against states like Texas and Arizona, which have been implementing their own border security measures. The White House has been pursuing lawsuits aimed at stopping these states from taking unilateral actions they believe are unlawful and interfere with federal immigration policies. The Supreme Court just handed them a significant victory.