Donald Trump called out Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for being silent on the impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton.
“MISSING IN ACTION! Where is the Governor of Texas on his Attorney General’s Impeachment?” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
“The RINO Speaker of the House of Texas, Dade Phelan, who is barely a Republican at all and failed the test on voter integrity, wants to impeach one of the most hard working and effective Attorney Generals in the United States, Ken Paxton, who just won re-election with a large number of American Patriots strongly voting for him. You would think that any issue would have been fully adjudicated by the voters of Texas, especially when that vote was so conclusive,” Trump wrote.
“I love Texas, won it twice in landslides, and watched as many other friends, including Ken Paxton, came along with me. Hopefully Republicans in the Texas House will agree that this is a very unfair process that should not be allowed to happen or proceed—I will fight you if it does. It is the Radical Left Democrats, RINOS, and Criminals that never stop. ELECTION INTERFERENCE! Free Ken Paxton, let them wait for the next election!” he added.
WLTR reported on the Texas House’s impeachment of Paxton.
The House of Representatives, which has a major Conservative majority, voted 121-23 to impeach Paxton.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) impeached by Texas House of Representatives 121-23 pic.twitter.com/wlNtCgGlB2
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 27, 2023
.Texas Patriots pay attention to this RINO insurrection taking place in your state. The UniParty is going after AG Ken Paxton and trying to replace him with Bushy family member George P. Bush. Call your representatives and let them know you support Paxton. pic.twitter.com/FKyp9baWxM
— Carrie ❤️ America 🇺🇸 (@carrieksada) May 28, 2023
Although Paxton is suspended, it will require a 2/3 vote in the Senate for permanent removal.
The state House of Representatives on Saturday impeached Paxton on 20 articles that included bribery and abuse of public trust.
The vote immediately suspended Paxton from office, pending an outcome of a trial in the Republican-controlled state Senate, and empowered Abbott to appoint a replacement to serve in the interim. It is not yet clear when a trial could take place.
Abbott, who was the state’s attorney general prior to Paxton’s taking the job in 2015, has remained silent about Paxton all week, including after Saturday’s impeachment.
“The TX House’s impeachment was based on totally false claims. After an internal investigation, the OAG retained an outside law firm to further investigate, which culminated in a report. The OAG offered it to the House, but they refused,” the Texas Attorney General Twitter page wrote.
The TX House’s impeachment was based on totally false claims. After an internal investigation, the OAG retained an outside law firm to further investigate, which culminated in a report. The OAG offered it to the House, but they refused.
Read it here: https://t.co/SwQsawtO4m
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) May 27, 2023
“I am beyond grateful to have the support of millions of Texans who recognize that what we just witnessed is illegal, unethical, and profoundly unjust. I look forward to a quick resolution in the Texas Senate, where I have full confidence the process will be fair and just,” Ken Paxton wrote.
I am beyond grateful to have the support of millions of Texans who recognize that what we just witnessed is illegal, unethical, and profoundly unjust. I look forward to a quick resolution in the Texas Senate, where I have full confidence the process will be fair and just. pic.twitter.com/fEiAroA2DW
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) May 27, 2023
Ken Paxton published this press release regarding an outside law firm’s report.
The Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) released a comprehensive report that unequivocally refutes incorrect testimony that was heard in the House General Investigating Committee. Based on the inaccuracies, falsehoods, and misstatements provided in that testimony, the Texas House chose to proceed with the illegal impeachment of Attorney General Paxton.
The General Investigating Committee’s politically motivated investigation against Attorney General Paxton is predicated on long-disproven claims grounded in hearsay and gossip. In August of 2021, after nearly a year of diligent investigation into these claims from former employees, the Office of the Attorney General released an exhaustive report that ultimately refuted each of the former employees’ allegations. In that report, the OAG stated it would further investigate the allegations and supplement as necessary. Subsequently, the OAG retained an outside law firm to conduct further investigation into the claims of retaliation by the former employees.
This law firm investigation culminated in a report that documents the OAG’s legitimate, non-retaliatory grounds for terminating each of these individuals. This report, along with other clarifying and ultimately exonerating information, could have been readily available to the committee investigators had they merely asked.
Furthermore, an official from the Office of the Attorney General was physically present at a hearing of the House General Investigating Committee on Thursday, May 25. The official offered to testify and sought to inform the House General Investigating Committee about this matter, including by supplying the report, which the official had a physical copy of with him. However, the House General Investigating Committee specifically chose to ignore the official’s offer to testify because they were narrowly focused on advancing an illegal action that would disenfranchise voters who duly elected the Attorney General. They were not interested in the truth. They were interested only in crafting a highly curated, one-sided case to overthrow the will of the voters.