I’m confused. I thought Greg Abbott was running for governor. But now it seems as if he wants to take another whirl at being attorney general and resume his favorite tactic of suing the federal government: From today’s Austin American-Statesman:

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, no stranger to suing the federal government since President Barack Obama took office, repeated his warning Wednesday that U.S. ratification of a United Nations arms treaty would bring ‘swift legal action’ from Texas.

Really? Does Texas have a cause of action against the federal government for signing a treaty? This is grandstanding, pure and simple.And, as I pointed out in a related post about Dan Branch, there is no way that the U.S. Senate would ratify a treaty that overrode Second Amendment rights. This is the phoniest of phony issues.