by daniel_g at wltreport.com
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.
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.read more