Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton impeached

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Texas AG Ken Paxton first came to my attention in December 2020, when he launched his bizarre lawsuits against Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania because they refused to throw out the results of the 2020 presidential election and illegally declare Trump the winner (Biden won all four states by substantial margins). Not surprisingly, the lawsuits were thrown out, and Paxton is currently being sued by the Texas State Bar, which has accused him of misconduct for trying to interfere in the 2020 election.

Independent of this, Paxton was being investigated by the Texas house, with Paxton being accused (among other crimes) of bribery, disregard of official duty, obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and abuse of public trust. Last week, the house found him guilty on 20 counts and impeached him, temporarily removing him from office.

The important statistic in the house impeachment trial is that 60 out of 85 Republican house members, or just over 70%, voted for impeachment. Keeping this statistic in mind, let's take a look at the next step in the process: the Senate impeachment trial.

There are 31 Texas senators. One of them is Ken Paxton's wife. Presumably, there is enough common sense in Texas that Angela Paxton will not be allowed to be a jurist for her husband's trial, which leaves exactly 30 senators who will serve as jurors.

A two thirds majority, or 20 senators, must vote for impeachment. The 12 Democrat senators will almost certainly vote for impeachment. This means that 8 out of 18 Republican senators, or roughly 45%, must vote for impeachment for Paxton to be permanently removed from office. The trial, which must be held before the end of August, is going to be an interesting no holds barred free for all, but I'm inclined to think that Paxton will be impeached by a narrow margin.
 
This is the first time in a long while that I can remember a Republican legislative body taking reasonable steps to police its own members. The fact that this is taking place in Texas is even more noteworthy.

It's reassuring. Having done a small amount of investigation on Paxton, I think that he needs to be impeached, and I hope the (R)s have the moral stamina to get it done.
 
This is the first time in a long while that I can remember a Republican legislative body taking reasonable steps to police its own members. The fact that this is taking place in Texas is even more noteworthy.

It's reassuring. Having done a small amount of investigation on Paxton, I think that he needs to be impeached, and I hope the (R)s have the moral stamina to get it done.
Paxton said on a podcast that Trump would have lost Texas in 2020 if he hadn’t have blocked mail-in ballots.
 
This is the first time in a long while that I can remember a Republican legislative body taking reasonable steps to police its own members. The fact that this is taking place in Texas is even more noteworthy.

It's reassuring. Having done a small amount of investigation on Paxton, I think that he needs to be impeached, and I hope the (R)s have the moral stamina to get it done.

How many democrats need to be brought to trial?

This is "selective prosecution"....... I'm NOT justifying bad behavior by pointing at other bad behavior....... but there is plenty of this happening everywhere.
 
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Texas AG Ken Paxton first came to my attention in December 2020, when he launched his bizarre lawsuits against Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania because they refused to throw out the results of the 2020 presidential election and illegally declare Trump the winner (Biden won all four states by substantial margins). Not surprisingly, the lawsuits were thrown out, and Paxton is currently being sued by the Texas State Bar, which has accused him of misconduct for trying to interfere in the 2020 election.

Independent of this, Paxton was being investigated by the Texas house, with Paxton being accused (among other crimes) of bribery, disregard of official duty, obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and abuse of public trust. Last week, the house found him guilty on 20 counts and impeached him, temporarily removing him from office.

The important statistic in the house impeachment trial is that 60 out of 85 Republican house members, or just over 70%, voted for impeachment. Keeping this statistic in mind, let's take a look at the next step in the process: the Senate impeachment trial.

There are 31 Texas senators. One of them is Ken Paxton's wife. Presumably, there is enough common sense in Texas that Angela Paxton will not be allowed to be a jurist for her husband's trial, which leaves exactly 30 senators who will serve as jurors.

A two thirds majority, or 20 senators, must vote for impeachment. The 12 Democrat senators will almost certainly vote for impeachment. This means that 8 out of 18 Republican senators, or roughly 45%, must vote for impeachment for Paxton to be permanently removed from office. The trial, which must be held before the end of August, is going to be an interesting no holds barred free for all, but I'm inclined to think that Paxton will be impeached by a narrow margin.
I have been assured many times on this website that Republicans do not object to the bad behavior of Republican extremists, whereas Democrats always denounce their own extremists. But here you are giving an example of Republicans impeaching a Republican who seems to be acting badly.

Hm. Imagine.
 
I have been assured many times on this website that Republicans do not object to the bad behavior of Republican extremists, whereas Democrats always denounce their own extremists. But here you are giving an example of Republicans impeaching a Republican who seems to be acting badly.

Hm. Imagine.
Aside from an occasional comment from backup, these leftist atheists in this area never complain about democrats.

They are the purest form of twaddling crazy.
 
This is the first time in a long while that I can remember a Republican legislative body taking reasonable steps to police its own members. The fact that this is taking place in Texas is even more noteworthy.

It's reassuring. Having done a small amount of investigation on Paxton, I think that he needs to be impeached, and I hope the (R)s have the moral stamina to get it done.
RINOS are really not Republicans. They’re just pretending.

You know that……
 
RINOS are really not Republicans. They’re just pretending.

You know that……
Republicans have only recently become conspiracy theorists and Trump Cultists.

The people you call RINOs are what most Republicans used to be before your people went cra-a-zy.
 
Republicans have only recently become conspiracy theorists and Trump Cultists.

The people you call RINOs are what most Republicans used to be before your people went cra-a-zy.
No actually.......RINOS are "Republicans in name only". This has been caused by deteriorating brain cells to mirror image that of their democrat contemporaries. The democrats also suffered major brain deterioration under Roosevelt.....many years ago.

No recovery is expected............
 
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No actually.......RINOS are "Republicans in name only". This has been caused by deteriorating brain cells to mirror image that of their democrat contemporaries. The democrats also suffered major brain deterioration under Roosevelt.....many years ago.

No recovery is expected............
I know what a RINO is.

Funny, treasonous, America hating, Trump Cultists call traditional Republicans that.
 
I know what a RINO is.

Funny, treasonous, America hating, Trump Cultists call traditional Republicans that.
By the way......I'm not a Republican.....but if you put a gun to my head...... I might vote for one.

You would have to pull the trigger before I would ever vote for a dumb democrat.
 
No actually.......RINOS are "Republicans in name only". This has been caused by deteriorating brain cells to mirror image that of their democrat contemporaries. The democrats also suffered major brain deterioration under Roosevelt.....many years ago.

No recovery is expected............
Republicans used to be patriotic and believe in individual liberty. Those kinds of people are what you call RINOs
 
Republicans used to be patriotic and believe in individual liberty. Those kinds of people are what you call RINOs
I can’t name one RINO I would want to be in a foxhole with. They all strike me as being worthless, two faced hypocrites.

But…..I can see why you are being gracious towards them. Two birds of a feather, etc., etc…….
 
This is the first time in a long while that I can remember a Republican legislative body taking reasonable steps to . . .
Come down to Illinois. We have a whole state legislature full of worthless Republicans that are considerably less useful than tepid swill.
 
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