In a historic decision, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been acquitted on all 16 articles of impeachment brought against him by the Texas Senate. This acquittal follows a period of intense political conflict within the Republican Party, which included a so-called “sham impeachment” orchestrated by a group of Texas Republicans in alliance with the Bush and Rove families.
Prominent conservative commentator DC Draino celebrated the acquittal on Twitter, declaring that Paxton’s restoration as Attorney General would enable him to fight against President Biden’s open border agenda. Draino also called out two Republican Senators, Robert Nichols and Kelly Hancock, who had voted for Paxton’s impeachment, urging voters to “PRIMARY THEM.”
Attorney General Paxton expressed his gratitude to his supporters, legal team, and family in a heartfelt statement. He announced that he would further discuss the matter on Tucker Carlson’s show the following week. Paxton emphasized the importance of seeking the truth and thanked the millions of Texans who had voted for him. He pledged to continue defending the rule of law and the constitutional rights of his constituents. Paxton further thanked the state senators who had adhered to the law and refused to overturn the election. Additionally, he acknowledged his legal team for exposing the baselessness of the allegations against him.
Paxton criticized the impeachment process as a political weapon used by the Biden Administration and House Speaker Dade Phelan to settle political scores. He argued that this process had wasted taxpayers’ money, disrupted the work of the Office of Attorney General, and tarnished the reputation of the Texas House. Paxton described the weaponization of impeachment as not only wrong but also immoral and corrupt. With the impeachment behind him, Paxton stated that his work to defend constitutional rights would resume. Addressing the Biden Administration, he promised to hold them accountable for their “lawless policies” and vowed not to allow the shredding of the constitution or infringement on the rights of Texans.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who had remained silent during the attack against Paxton, released a statement following the acquittal. Abbott acknowledged that Paxton had received a fair trial as mandated by the Texas Constitution. He commended Paxton for his exceptional representation of Texas, particularly in pushing back against the Biden Administration. Governor Abbott expressed his commitment to continue working with Paxton to secure the border and protect Texas from federal overreach.
The acquittal of Ken Paxton represents a significant victory for him and his supporters, who view it as a reaffirmation of their commitment to conservative principles and a rejection of what they perceive as a politically motivated attack. Moving forward, Paxton’s focus will be on fulfilling his duties as Attorney General and fighting against what he sees as unconstitutional policies coming from the Biden Administration. The repercussions of this impeachment saga may also impact the political landscape in Texas, as Draino’s call to “PRIMARY” Senators Nichols and Hancock highlights the potential for primary challenges against Republican officials who do not align with the conservative base.