“There is a reason CNN called Texas ‘a legal graveyard for Biden policies,’” Paxton said in a statement posted on Twitter. “I am doing exactly what the voters elected me to do. It is a sad day for Texas as we witness the corrupt political establishment unite in this illegitimate attempt to overthrow the will of the people and disenfranchise the voters of our state.”The House of Representatives will vote on the committee’s recommendation on May 27.“Texas faces a critical moment for the rule of law and the will of Texas voters. Only months ago, Texans went to the polls and made a choice. They made their choice during a primary where over 1.5 million Texans cast their vote. They made a choice again where over 8 million people voted in the general election,” Paxton said.He accused the committee members of attempting to oust him from office over false claims.“Just yesterday, four liberal lawyers put forward a report to the House General Committee based on hearsay and gossip, parroting long-disproven claims. Today, that Committee has asked the House of Representatives to use their unsubstantiated report to overturn the results of a free and fair election,” he continued.Paxton said that neither he nor his office had been given an opportunity to address the allegations.“This process has provided no opportunity for rebuttal or due process. They even refused to allow a senior attorney from my office to provide the facts,” he said. “They rejected every attempt to seek a full accounting of the truth.”
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Next stop is the TX Senate, they need 2/3 majority.https://truthsocial.com/realDonaldTrump/posts/110441844700908079
That's crazy! Do you think they can get 2/3 in the senate? He needs 11 out of the 19 Republican senate members to support him
I was absolutely enraged to learn my TX Rep voted to impeach Paxton. Here's how I am fighting back. I'm going to every gun range in my district, putting up a poster on the gate of my truck with his face on a bud light can, explaining that Paxton was the only AG to stand up to the 2020 stolen election, and by impeaching him they are stealing 2024.
In some more unfortunate Red-on-Red news, the Texas Legislature recently turbo-impeached the state’s MAGA Attorney General Ken Paxton. Mr. Paxton has been openly and actively champion in the anti-mandate movement, as well central in fighting for election integrity in the state. The Lone Star state is rapidly sliding into the purple, with Soros prosecutors popping up all over the state including in its largest counties.Many have asked me to explain what’s going on there. It’s not straightforward.One popular theory is that RINO House Republicans initiated the impeachment to stop Paxton from calling out election fraud and complaining about the 2020 elections. In late April, about a month prior to his impeachment, Paxton gave a Heritage Foundation talk explaining how he tried to help President Trump prevent losing Texas, and really the country, because of mail-in balloting.Listen for yourself. Paxton explained how mail-in balloting allows cheating, his strategy to fight it, and called out the Soros prosecutors in Texas who refuse to prosecute voting fraud (10 min), and some people think that’s what got him in trouble...Maybe. It’s true that Paxton has been under legal attack ever since he officially became an “election denier” after the 2020 election disaster. He’s allegedly being investigated by the FBI for the last two years for bribery, for example, for allegedly issuing some favorable rulings that helped a real estate developer named Nate Paul.But there is no evidence that Nate Paul paid any money to AG Paxton. Paxton has denied all allegations of wrongdoing, and I could find no proof that he accepted any bribes from Paul. So it looks like the typical politically-motivated, two-tiered-justice-system nonsense that we are getting so very used to these days.It’s not clear to me Paxton is being impeached for his elections comments. Why would House Republicans try to sabotage election reform? I get the “uniparty” theory, but the uniparty phenomenon seems least likely to show up in the State House of Representatives, where officeholders have to run again every two years and where they turn over the fastest. (Not all of them. Texas lacks term limits for House Representatives. Senfronia Thompson (D-141) has served 25 consecutive terms, for example. By contrast, Florida’s House reps are term-limited to only 8 years, or 4 two-year terms).Instead, there’s another curious possibility: a grudge. Dade Phelan, Speaker of the Texas House, made the news a few weeks ago for appearing on the House floor, drunk as a Texas skunk, badly slurring his words, with everyone acting like it was normal. Maybe it is normal.Anyway, loads of embarrassing “drunken Phelan” videos made the rounds last week. Here’s one example...But last week on May 23rd, Attorney General Paxton sent an official letter calling for Phelan’s investigation, which was political dynamite, quite like the first artillery round launched by the troops at the Alamo.On May 24th — one day after Paxton’s letter, and all in a single day — the Texas House of Representatives filed and then immediately voted to impeach Paxton on 20 articles of impeachment, alleging bribery, abuse of office, and obstruction of justice. This week the House managers are supervising Paxton’s impeachment trial in the Texas Senate, which began yesterday and is expected to last several weeks.If Paxton is convicted by the Senate, he will be permanently removed from office.The timing of the two events — Paxton’s letter and Phelan leading the impeachment effort — are too close together to ignore. It looks like Phelan started Paxton’s turbo impeachment in retaliation for Paxton asking for an ethics investigation. It is also possible that Paxton got word of a planned impeachment effort and struck first. Who knows.Six of Paxton’s AG office staff have taken personal leaves of absence to help defend him. Meanwhile, under Texas law, Brent Webster took over for Paxton as interim Attorney General while Paxton is on involuntary leave pending the Senate trial’s outcome. According to the Houston Chronicle, Governor Abbott, a former AG himself, has been silent on the impeachment.Paxton is the first statewide official to have been impeached in Texas since 1917. If he’s removed as Attorney General, it will be a historic first.The bottom line is, the reason why the Republican Legislature in Texas is firing HIMARS at its own Attorney General is as clear as the mud constantly bogging down the heroes in Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove series. It remains to be seen whether AG Paxton will effect a last-minute escape in the Senate from House Republicans that appear more hostile than wild Comanches, or whether they’ll claim his scalp.
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"One popular theory is that RINO House Republicans initiated the impeachment to stop Paxton from calling out election fraud and complaining about the 2020 elections."
"Why would House Republicans try to sabotage election reform?"
"I get the "uniparty" theory, but the uniparty phenomenon seems least likely to show up in the State House of Representatives..."
More signs of life in Texas! The Center Square ran a story yesterday headlined, “Texas GOP leadership nearly unanimously calls on Speaker Phelan to resign.”Now that Attorney General Ken Paxton had his day in court and was fully vindicated, the Republican Party of Texas approved a resolution last week calling for odious Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan to resign or else face a vote to vacate the chair. Phelan is under fire for starting the failed impeachment effort against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in the Texas House. Even better, the GOP’s vote tally was a whopping 58-2 in favor of the resolution.Here’s what the Senate Republican Executive Committee’s resolution said:
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas calls on Speaker Dade Phelan to step down from his leadership role as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, and to allow a new Speaker to be elected after a caucus vote in accordance with the Republican Party of Texas Platform; and,BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that should Speaker Dade Phelan fail to step down from the Speaker chair for this upcoming special session, the Republican representatives should vote to vacate the chair and allow for a new Speaker who has pledged to honor and support the priorities and principles of the Republican Party to be elected.The resolution also complained about Speaker Phelan appointing nine Democrats “to chair important legislative committees, in direct defiance of the wishes of Republican voters” and defying the GOP’s legislative priorities. Several Texas county GOPs have also recently passed resolutions censuring Phelan for the same reasons.Phelan says he has no intention of resigning. Get ready for some good old fashioned Texas political fireworks.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas calls on Speaker Dade Phelan to step down from his leadership role as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, and to allow a new Speaker to be elected after a caucus vote in accordance with the Republican Party of Texas Platform; and,BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that should Speaker Dade Phelan fail to step down from the Speaker chair for this upcoming special session, the Republican representatives should vote to vacate the chair and allow for a new Speaker who has pledged to honor and support the priorities and principles of the Republican Party to be elected.
On the contrary. The Uniparty controls everything and it is not a theory. It is a fact.