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Texas AG Ken Paxton Acquitted on 16 Impeachment Articles, He Will Immediately Return to Office
There are 12 Democrats and 19 Republicans in the Texas Senate. The majority of the article votes were 16 to 14 in favor of acquittal. As reflected throughout the impeachment trial, the majority of the accusations came from establishment “Bush” Republicans in Texas, who hold tenuous power over the state Republican apparatus. All the Democrats in the Texas Senate were more than willing to support the backroom Republican effort. However, attorney Tony Buzbee did a masterful job deconstructing the rumors and innuendo that surrounded the majority of the allegations.
By the end of the two-week impeachment trial, the Republicans in Texas were too exposed to maintain their original intent to remove Paxton. The truth overwhelmed the false GOPe narrative, and that created a problem for the Texas Republicans who are, for all intents and purposes, identical to Texas Democrats. This is one of the reasons why national Democrats are so confident they can turn Texas blue in a short period of time.
Remember, Democrats want power – Republicans want money. The events in Texas are a case study in this dynamic. Most of the Texas Republicans don’t care what happens ideologically, as long as they can be compensated for allowing the Democrats to dictate the state outcomes of political power. There is an awakening happening in Texas amid the base voters who continue to elect professional Republicans; however, it is unknown whether the uniparty dynamic has become too systemic to change.
Personally, after visiting several areas of Texas, I do not see much hope for them to remain a reliably red state. The only thing that might save Texas are the conservative Latinos, who don’t want the social issues that accompany Democrat control. The non minority, or white Republican voters in Texas, have been gas lit by the Republican political class (Bush Inc.) for so long, they cannot see what is looming over the horizon.
The truth doesn’t care about your feelings. What I described is the reality in Texas, and it’s exactly the reason I continue to warn residents of Florida about following the agenda of the DeSantis tribe.
Ken Paxton was interviewed by Tucker Carlson this week and will broadcast next week.
TEXAS – The Texas Senate voted to acquit Ken Paxton on all 16 articles of impeachment. A total of 21 senators had to approve at least one article for Paxton to be convicted and removed from office. Separately, senators also voted to dismiss four other articles that Paxton faced.
Paxton’s wife, Sen. Angela Paxton, was allowed to be present but could not vote on his fate or attend deliberations. (vote tally)
WASHINGTON – Immediately after Paxton was acquitted on the 16 articles, members of the chamber successfully voted to dismiss four remaining articles of impeachment that were held back to be considered at the end of the trial.
Paxton also faces a federal investigation, a state bar complaint for seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential election and a whistleblower lawsuit.
Paxton was suspended as attorney general in May, when the state’s Republican majority House of Representatives voted to impeach him over allegations he commandeered the state’s law-enforcement powers to help a donor facing federal investigation. The donor, real-estate investor Nate Paul, is alleged to have helped pay for Paxton’s home renovations and facilitate an extramarital affair. Neither Paul nor Laura Olson, the alleged mistress of Paxton, testified at the trial.
In a statement, Paxton said the truth prevailed on Saturday and thanked state senators for their votes.
“Most importantly, I want to thank my amazing wife Angela, who I love dearly,” Paxton said. “She is a brave woman of deep faith, unquestionable integrity, and the light of our entire family.” Angela Paxton is a Republican senator who has been present during the trial, but couldn’t vote under the Senate impeachment rules.