GOP wouldn’t have standing to sue if Biden uses 14th Amendment

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said on MSNBC’s “The Reid Out” on Tuesday that if President Joe Biden invokes the 14th Amendment to end the debt ceiling stalemate, Republicans would have no standing. to continue.

Raskin said: “I think it’s a scary situation. Fortunately, we have the Constitution on our side and the 14th Amendment says that the validity of the public debt is not to be questioned, which in my view means that pushed to the limit by these MAGA extremists, the President has no d We have no choice but to abide by the laws of the land and pay our bills to Social Security recipients and Medicare recipients and veterans and bondholders of the land. We must respect all these laws and the Constitution. A debt ceiling law cannot override the United States Constitution and all other laws.

He added, “President Biden doesn’t have to go and sue anyone. We play defense. All he has to do is faithfully execute the laws as he has sworn to do under Section 2 of the Constitution and uphold the full faith and credit of the United States in not dishonoring the debts that we have already contracted. In other words, he just has to pay the bills. If Marjorie Taylor Greene or Matt Gaetz, if they want to go to court, they have to prove how they have standing and how were they hurt by other people who paid their bills. Even if they are able to overcome this somehow, it is a political issue for the political branches to resolve. Even if they managed to overcome that, well, they have to somehow prove that their rights were violated because other people paid their bills and what is their recourse for that? They sue Social Security recipients to tell them to return their money to the US government? They are suing US bondholders to tell them to return their rightfully their money to the US government? I do not think so.”

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