The kerfuffle about the DHS funding bill centers on the Republicans upset at President Obama’s executive order on immigration reform. It’s difficult to comprehend that during this time of ISIS the party of paranoid homeland security would try to block funding over this issue.
Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), former Governor of South Carolina and infamous adulterer says that the reason he was voting no because he thought the executive order was unconstitutional. When asked about bringing this before the federal courts, he stated that he was sworn to uphold the Constitution and as such was compelled to vote no.
Apparently Rep. Sanford hasn’t read the Constitution. The specific purpose of the federal courts as stated in the Constitution is to rule if legislation, passed by congress is constitutional. Congress swearing to uphold the Constitution means that they will not knowingly pass legislation that would violate the Constitution.