Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has become the 18th Republican state attorney general to join a lawsuit against President Barack Obama over his immigration executive order.
"This lawsuit is not about immigration, rather this lawsuit is about President Obama -- yet again -- overstepping the power granted to him by our United States Constitution," Bondi said in a statement according to the Miami Herald.
However, apparently she more or less copy and pasted the actual text of the suit, filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot. "This lawsuit is not about immigration," he wrote. "It is about the rule of law, presidential power, and the structural limits of the U.S. Constitution."
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Bondi believes that the president issuing an executive order was out of bounds.
She joins the Attorney Generals of Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Florida is one of the few swing states in the group, and one of the few states with a significant Hispanic population.