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Fri May 26, 2023, 12:28 AM

20 articles of impeachemnt againt texas ag paxton

Disregard of Official Duty, Misuse of Public Resources, Constitutional Bribery, Obstruction of Justice, and on and on

wow....

https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/88R/billtext/pdf/HR02377I.pdf#navpanes=0

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Reply 20 articles of impeachemnt againt texas ag paxton (Original post)
moonshinegnomie May 26 OP
ITAL May 26 #1
Skittles May 26 #2
Indykatie May 26 #3
LetMyPeopleVote May 26 #5
Mr.Bill May 26 #9
MagickMuffin May 26 #4
LetMyPeopleVote May 26 #6
NJCher May 26 #7
LetMyPeopleVote May 26 #8
AZ8theist May 26 #11
Old Crank May 26 #10
GreenWave May 26 #12

Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 12:36 AM

1. I wonder

Does this end up resurrecting the Bush family? George P. Bush lost to Paxton, so perhaps he gets the appointment should a conviction and removal take place.

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 12:38 AM

2. OK what prompted this

certainly not law and order because we ALL know what repukes think about THAT

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Fri May 26, 2023, 12:48 AM

3. Paxton Called for the GOP House Leader to Resign After Showing Up Drunk in the Chamber

No doubt that encouraged him to push for Paxton's impeachment. Paxton is under investigation by the Feds now so he was going to be taken down sooner or later.

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #3)

Fri May 26, 2023, 01:26 AM

5. The impeachment was in the works for some time

Paxton called out Phelan because Paxton knew that the impeachment hearing was coming and that there were the votes in the committee to approve the articles

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #3)

Fri May 26, 2023, 02:30 AM

9. This is a victory

for drunks everywhere.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Fri May 26, 2023, 12:53 AM

4. I think Paxton's wanting the taxpayers to pay for his revenge politics




Paxton’s corruption wasn’t working out in his favor when his staff reported on his corruption. Kenny fired them, they didn’t take it very well and exposed more of Kenny’s corruption.

I read the articles of impeachment. Ken is extremely corrupt and needs to go.


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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #4)

Fri May 26, 2023, 01:28 AM

6. Paxton wanted the legis to appropriate $3.3 million to settle a lawsuit filed against Paxton

The legis rejected funding the settlement and instead brought the impeachment proceedings

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 01:43 AM

7. This is long overdue

As are most disciplinary actions for republicans.

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 01:53 AM

8. Here are the 20 articles of impeachment filed against Ken Paxton

I love 8 and 9
https://www.texastribune.org/2023/05/25/ken-paxton-20-articles-impeachment/

The 20 articles of impeachment against state Attorney General Ken Paxton, filed Thursday night in the Texas House, accused the Republican official of a range of criminal acts that the full Texas House will be asked to vote upon.

Rep. Andrew Murr, R-Junction, who leads the House General Investigating Committee, which recommended that Paxton be impeached, told House members that the articles allege “grave offenses.”

According to House Resolution 2377, those accusations were.....:

Article 8, disregard of official duty
Paxton misused his official powers by “concealing his wrongful acts in connection with the whistleblower complaints.” To settle the whistleblowers’ lawsuit, Paxton agreed to pay them $3.3 million from public funds. The agreement “conspicuously delayed the discovery of facts and testimony at trial, to Paxton’s advantage” and deprived voters of the opportunity to make an informed decision in the 2020 election for attorney general, the resolution said.

Article 9, constitutional bribery
Paxton engaged in bribery in violation of Article 16 of the Texas Constitution when he benefited from Paul’s decision to employ a woman “with whom Paxton was having an extramarital affair.”

“Paul received favorable legal assistance from, or specialized access to, the office of the attorney general,” the resolution said.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #8)

Fri May 26, 2023, 04:07 AM

11. Bribery is a crime.

How come he was not arrested?

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 02:39 AM

10. Who did he cross

That has the real power in Texas?

Are they finally realising that their corrupt loose cannons are hurting their brand?

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 07:22 AM

12. Shouldn't other states pursue legal action against him for meddling in their 2020 election results?

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