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Texas Attorney General impeached


Hankenhunter

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Here we go: https://www.texastribune.org/2023/05/27/ken-paxton-impeached-texas-attorney-general/

And he has FINALLY been suspended from office.  It still has to go to the Senate, though.

Paxton is a real... piece of work, yes indeedy.  Charges include bribery, abuse of office and obstruction of justice.  I have heard from folks who worked from him that he's a horrible boss - but beyond that, he's been charged with securities fraud that goes all the way back to 2011.

The vote to adopt the 20 articles of impeachment was 121-23, which is absolutely astonishing (only 23 Republicans opposed it)  It now goes to the Senate.  

The Texas legislature is fairly conservative (the state is actually "purple" with an increasing number of Democrats in the major cities) - I wasn't very sanguine that the House would actually impeach.  I'm impressed.  We'll see if the Senate follows through.

 

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Wow… someone too corrupt for politics.

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2 hours ago, Occupational Hubris said:

Wrong link. Explotative and disgusting, though. Typically republican.  

Sorry about that.

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1 hour ago, Kenemet said:

Here we go: https://www.texastribune.org/2023/05/27/ken-paxton-impeached-texas-attorney-general/

And he has FINALLY been suspended from office.  It still has to go to the Senate, though.

Paxton is a real... piece of work, yes indeedy.  Charges include bribery, abuse of office and obstruction of justice.  I have heard from folks who worked from him that he's a horrible boss - but beyond that, he's been charged with securities fraud that goes all the way back to 2011.

The vote to adopt the 20 articles of impeachment was 121-23, which is absolutely astonishing (only 23 Republicans opposed it)  It now goes to the Senate.  

The Texas legislature is fairly conservative (the state is actually "purple" with an increasing number of Democrats in the major cities) - I wasn't very sanguine that the House would actually impeach.  I'm impressed.  We'll see if the Senate follows through.

 

Thank you. :)

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7 hours ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

Wow… someone too corrupt for politics.

LOL. No.  He had all those past crimes dating back to 2011 and was still re-elected last year.

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Trump leaped to his defense, to no one's surprise. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-paxton-texas-impeachment-reaction

And then there's this...

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In another shocking claim from the investigating committee, state Rep. Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth, said that less than an hour after the committee report recommending impeachment was released on Wednesday, Paxton began calling House members attempting to intimidate them into voting against impeachment.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-paxton-texas-impeachment-reaction

Paxton's wife, by the way, is a Texas State Senator.  She will undoubtedly vote to keep him, in spite of the fact that he cheated on her.

 

I do not like the man.

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42 minutes ago, Kenemet said:

Trump leaped to his defense, to no one's surprise. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-paxton-texas-impeachment-reaction

And then there's this...

Paxton's wife, by the way, is a Texas State Senator.  She will undoubtedly vote to keep him, in spite of the fact that he cheated on her.

 

I do not like the man.

I suspect she would receive more than just phone calls to intimidate her. 

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Well, it's a win for everyone. Republicans get to keep their good buddy in, and everyone else can see the type of person that Republicans pull out all the stops to defend.

Although I suppose the latter point was already known.

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1 hour ago, Doc Socks Junior said:

Well, it's a win for everyone. Republicans get to keep their good buddy in, and everyone else can see the type of person that Republicans pull out all the stops to defend.

Although I suppose the latter point was already known.

Fellow Republicans think it is no big deal, business as usual.  It remains to be seen what voters think. 

Donald Trump is pretty happy though.  Its always good to see a guy who cheated on his wife and scammed a fortune for himself in office make good.

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1 hour ago, Tatetopa said:

 Its always good to see a guy who cheated on his wife and scammed a fortune for himself in office make good.

Joe Biden?  Jill was the babysitter, remember.

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