Earlier this week, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced a lawsuit against President Joe Biden for an immigration policy that included releasing "criminal aliens," which he argued defied existing federal immigration law.
Marshall joined Florida and Georgia in a suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama seeking to halt the current Biden administration policy.
During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Marshall criticized the approach by likening the commander-in-chief to a monarch.
"It's King Biden as opposed to President Biden, is what is going on," he said. "They are refusing to do what they are lawfully required to do, and that is to remove all felon criminal aliens. The fact they somehow or another believe that their judgment is better than Congress' judgment, that they have the ability to pick and choose the laws that they want to enforce and selectively enforce the ones that even they choose to enforce, is clearly contrary to our system.
"It violates the separation of powers. And to the extent, again, that they want to engage in some type of administrative discretion, then they need to be granted that by Congress to be able to do so. They haven't been in this case. And again, I believe very strongly that we'll be able to prevail."
Marshall would not say if Biden's disregard of existing immigration law rose to the level of an impeachable offense.
"I honestly don't know enough about the impeachment statute to be able to speak as to whether it falls within it," Marshall added. "But I think what is clear is for reasons that we outlined in our letter calling for [Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas' resignation -- this is an administration that is refusing to enforce ... immigration laws in this country."
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