Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton spoke in a press conference Friday to respond to Texas House RINOs’ “illegal impeachment scheme” with no due process.
Paxton accused the participants in the attempted impeachment of “political theater” and concluded, “this shameful process was curated from the start as an act of political retribution.”
As The Gateway Pundit reported, the Texas House on Friday announced it will vote on a resolution to impeach highly popular Attorney General Ken Paxton on Saturday, May 27, at 1 pm local time.
JUST IN: Texas House Announces It will Vote on Resolution to Impeach Highly Popular Attorney General Ken Paxton Tomorrow at 1 PM
Many on social media pointed out that Texas Speaker Dade Phelan sounded like he drank too much Bud Light before introducing the resolution on the Texas House floor. Ken Paxton called on Texas Speaker Dade Phelan to resign for “presiding over the Texas House in a state of apparent debilitating intoxication.”
A Texas House Committee full of RINOs on Thursday voted to recommend impeaching Ken Paxton after an investigation into his ‘corruption.’
The 20 articles include “bribery, unfitness for office and abuse of public trust” – according to the Associated Press.
“The claims that have been made by the General Investigating Committee have been thoroughly researched and debunked time and time again,” said Paxton’s Chief of General Litigation, Chris Hilton. “Texans knew about all of these allegations in the last election, and they rejected them by a margin of ten percentage points.”
While serving as Attorney General in Texas Ken Paxton defended 12 lawsuits related to election laws.
Democrats wanted to open the elections to mail-in ballots and ID-free voting and sued Texas to institute these unconstitutional practices in Texas elections. AG Paxton and his staff won every single one of these cases and prevented Democrats from stealing Texas like they were able to do in Georgia and Arizona. Ken has been fighting for free and fair elections in Texas and understands what a huge issue this is in our country today.
These RINOs are deliberately trying to destroy our country by stopping Paxton’s fight against election fraud and the Brandon Regime.
Attorney General Paxton told the media, “There is no other state in this country with so much influence over the fate of our nation, and this is solely because of the relentless challenges I bring against Brandon’s unconstitutional policy agenda.”
“This process is being driven by an Obama-appointed Democrat who works for the House,” said Chief of General Litigation Chris Hilton. “They threw us out of the committee hearing yesterday when we showed up with documents and reports that would disprove the spurious allegations.”
Paxton added, “they have denied me the opportunity to present the evidence which contradicts their politically motivated narrative, and they are showcasing their absolute contempt for the electoral process.”
Via Texas Attorney General on Facebook:
Paxton: By proceeding with this illegal impeachment scheme to overturn a decision made by Texas voters just a few short months ago, the corrupt politicians in the Texas House are demonstrating that blind loyalty to Speaker Dade Phelan is more important than upholding their oath of office. They are determined to ignore the law. They have denied me the opportunity to present the evidence which contradicts their politically motivated narrative, and they are showcasing their absolute contempt for the electoral process.
Every politician who supports this deceitful impeachment attempt will inflict lasting damage on the credibility of the Texas House which I served in. The House is poised to do exactly what Brandon has been hoping to accomplish since his first day in office: sabotage my work as attorney general of Texas. Their plot imperils critical litigation my office has brought against the Brandon Administration to end the federal government’s attacks on our constitutional rights and the rule of law. There is no other state in this country with so much influence over the fate of our nation, and this is solely because of the relentless challenges I bring against Brandon’s unconstitutional policy agenda. Under my leadership, our state has sued Brandon nearly 50 times to end his unlawful, tyrannical policies. In fact, this week, while the Texas House was killing essential bills on crime and illegal immigration and plotting their illegal impeachment scheme in secret, it was business as usual for me.
I was launching lawsuits against the Brandon administration and predatory corporations. On Tuesday, I sued the Brandon Homeland Security to end his illegal use of CBP that brings more aliens into the country. On Wednesday, I announced a lawsuit against global hotel chain Hilton for violating Texas consumer protection laws. On Thursday, I sued Brandon’s IRS over his devastating new policy that will impair child support services in our state and across the nation, putting millions of children at risk. Then, I announced an $85 million settlement that we secured with Volkswagen and Audi over the violations of Texas environmental laws. For us, it’s pretty routine. As Attorney General, I’m leading dozens of urgent challenges against Brandon’s unlawful policies. My lawsuits threatened his destructive attempts to open the borders, obliterate our Second Amendment rights, and destroy our country with extremist tyrannical regulations. In addition to defending Texas from illegal federal policy, my office works night and day to solve cold cases, fight human trafficking, prosecute Medicaid fraud, and hold predatory corporations accountable when they harm the public. For this crucial work to continue, the political theater must come to an end. I’m grateful for the outpouring of support I’ve received from so many Texans who understand this process is unjust and unethical. The fact that I was prohibited from presenting evidence to defend myself reveals that this shameful process was curated from the start as an act of political retribution. This vote is expected to take place Saturday at 1 pm, and I want to invite my fellow citizens and friends to peacefully come let their voices be heard at the Capitol tomorrow. Exercise your right to petition your government. Let’s restore the power of this great state to the people instead of to the politicians. I hope the House makes the right decision, but if not, I look forward to a quick resolution to the Texas Senate where I truly believe the process will be fair and just. And now, Chris Hilton, my Chief of General Litigation will discuss the information that we attempted to present very recently to the committee involved in this process.
Hilton: The Articles of Impeachment laid out on the House floor yesterday are completely meritless. The claims that have been made by the General Investigating Committee have been thoroughly researched and debunked time and time again. These allegations have been put to the voters time and time again. But now just 150 House members are going to decide whether their judgment matters more than the millions of voters who elected Ken Paxton last November. The General Investigating Committee could have asked us for interviews, testimony, and documents, anything that would shed light on these allegations. If they cared about truth, or about fairness, or about transparency, they would have run a transparent investigation and invited us to participate. Instead, they threw us out of the committee hearing yesterday when we showed up with documents and reports that would disprove the spurious allegations. They didn’t even want to hear our side of the story.
The General Investigating Committee concocted this scheme behind closed doors and in less than three days we’ve gone from a mysterious matter A, being discussed in committee, to a full-blown impeachment vote. And the committee and their investigators couldn’t even get basic things right. The Attorney General’s countertops are tiled not granite. He paid for all his home repairs and renovations. He claims one homestead exemption just like every other homeowner. Why should we take the General Investigating Committee’s word on anything when they can’t even get the little things right? There’s no court in America that would tolerate a process like this one. And there’s no precedent in Texas history for an illegal one-sided sham investigation like this one.
The memorandum leaked today by the general investigating committee makes clear they do not care at all about the fundamental right to due process. And this process is being driven by an Obama-appointed Democrat who works for the House and whose legal analysis has been a thorn in the side of serious attorneys around the Capitol for years. The flimsy justification for their actions that this this office’s attempt to settle pending litigation, something that we do every day of the week is transparently a pretext. the legislature, not Ken Paxton, has always had the final word on funding that settlement which we have repeatedly acknowledged and which is a term of the settlement that anyone can read. Simply put, the General Investigating Committee should be embarrassed that they are recommending these articles to the House. The members should be insulted that they’re going to be asked to take a vote on this tomorrow. And make no mistake, this is an undemocratic and morally reprehensible attempt to overturn the will of millions of Texas voters. It is not too late for the House to do the right thing and to reject this illegal impeachment that violates Texas law, including Texas Government Code 665.081 and the prior term doctrine which has been around for over a century in Texas case law. Texans knew about all of these allegations in the last election, and they rejected them by a margin of ten percentage points. This is wrong and the House members know it. But even if the General Investigating Committee and the Democrats are able to pass these articles, we look forward to working with the Texas Senate to bring all the facts to light and make clear that the voters’ voices still matter in Texas. We trust that the Senate will be impartial, will value fairness, and will allow for our full participation in this process. As the Attorney General said moments ago, this is about ending the political theater and allowing the Attorney General to get back to the crucial work of fighting for Texas.