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Wed May 31, 2023, 12:09 AM

Stand By Your Man or How Bible Thumpers turned Ken Paxton into a 'hero'.

Prestonwood Baptist Church gave him plenty of help.

But Team Paxtonís biggest coup, according to prosecutors, has been defunding and derailing the case for years. First, one of Paxtonís deep-pocketed supporters sued to stall the case; then his allies in Collin County government took up the fight amid pressure from North Texas tea partiers who chastised them for funding a ďwitch hunt.Ē At the same time, Paxtonís friends, his pastor, and even Republican state Representative Ron Simmons have sued his alleged fraud victims with the assistance of one of Paxtonís criminal defense attorneys.

[link:https://www.texasobserver.org/stand-by-your-man/|
Lots of good reading here.

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Reply Stand By Your Man or How Bible Thumpers turned Ken Paxton into a 'hero'. (Original post)
flying_wahini May 2023 OP
SunSeeker May 2023 #1
Dorian Gray May 2023 #2
Javaman May 2023 #4
no_hypocrisy May 2023 #3
SunSeeker May 2023 #5
flying_wahini May 2023 #6

Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2023, 05:04 AM

1. Apparently what finally made them turn on him was money.

Paxton settled with some whistleblowers for $3.3M, then handed the bill to the Texas legislature to pay. They didn't like that. https://www.statesman.com/story/news/state/2023/05/27/texas-ag-ken-paxtons-3-million-whistleblowers-settlement-request-led-to-impeachment/70263101007/

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Wed May 31, 2023, 06:10 AM

2. It would have made them complicit in a crime

they drew the line there.

Paxton deserves everything coming his way.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Wed May 31, 2023, 07:49 AM

4. Like I said when it was first announced that he would be impeached...

"paxton now has become more of a liability than a benefit to the repukes.

this was never about doing what's right."

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2023, 06:24 AM

3. Same facts but a Democrat as TX AG,

Republicans would be gathering wood for a public burning.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Wed May 31, 2023, 08:18 AM

5. Oh Hell yes, they would have burned him at the stake YEARS ago. nt

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Wed May 31, 2023, 09:13 AM

6. Ain't that the truth!?

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