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[Breaking] Texas lawmakers IMPEACH Attorney General Ken Paxton

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  1. deb4rockets

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    It's kind of obvious that MAGA cult doesn't care about the that stuff when you look at Trump. There was a coverup of him having sex with young teens at Epstein's house, and plenty of women who said he molested them. Hush money and power made him feel invincible. Then there's his fetish with the young girls at his teen pageants and his daughter. He cheated on all his wives, but the gold digger wanting citizenship for herself and her parents had to suck it up and stay with him. She had to be his trophy wife. But....those WOKE people are the ones to fear! LMAO
     
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    It's kind of obvious that MAGA cult doesn't care about the that stuff when you look at Trump. There was a coverup of him having sex with young teens at Epstein's house, and plenty of women who said he molested them. Hush money and power made him feel invincible. Then there's his fetish with the young girls at his teen pageants and his daughter. He cheated on all his wives, but the gold digger wanting citizenship for herself and her parents had to suck it up and stay with him. But....those WOKE people are the ones to fear! LMAO
     
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    Ted Cruz and Paxton are both election denying Trump butt kissers.
     
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    Ken Paxton’s team said there was no evidence to support impeachment. The House published nearly 4,000 pages
    The Senate, which is conducting the trial, published the exhibits Thursday night.House impeachment managers say Paxton abused his office to help friend and political donor Nate Paul.
    There are 150 exhibits across three documents totaling 3,760 pages. They include:
    • An interview with Paxton’s former personal aide who said he ferried documents to Paul on Paxton’s behalf and witnessed conversations about the renovations to Paxton’s home that suggested Paul had paid for it.
    • Emails showing how Paul and his lawyer directed a special prosecutor authorized by Paxton to investigate Paul’s business rivals and law enforcement officials that had raided his home.
    • Memoranda documenting numerous instances in which Paxton’s senior advisers unsuccessfully urged him to cut ties with Paul, who they suspected was a liar and criminal.
    • Trip records obtained from Uber showing an account Paul created under the alias “Dave P,” which Paxton used to travel to the home of Paul and the apartment of the woman with whom the attorney general was allegedly having an extramarital affair. Paxton is married to state Sen. Angela Paxton, R-McKinney.
    • An employment contract proving Paul had hired Paxton’s alleged girlfriend to work at his business.
    https://www.texastribune.org/2023/08/18/ken-paxton-impeachment-evidence/
     
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  6. deb4rockets

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    Gotta love it when they throw out the cards and get caught in a bluff.
     
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    Good ole Paxton. Remember how he wasted millions trying to prove election fraud for Trump?

    His office has spent millions of taxpayer dollars trying to find it, and he sued four states (not his own) in order to overturn their 2020 election results. On what grounds? Math, obviously. Here’s a real section from his lawsuit:

    “The probability of former Vice President Biden winning the popular vote in the four Defendant States — Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — independently given President Trump’s early lead in those States as of 3 a.m. on November 4, 2020, is less than one in a quadrillion, or 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000…For former Vice President Biden to win these four States collectively, the odds of that event happening decrease to less than one in a quadrillion to the fourth power.”

    Did you read that? Quadrillion! But the number of zeroes did not impress the Supreme Court, which threw out his lawsuit for lack of standing, calling it “frivolous.”

    https://texas.votebeat.org/2022/6/6/23153357/ken-paxton-texas-voting-rights-voter-fraud-prosecution
     
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    Texas Senate rejects all motions to dismiss Ken Paxton impeachment charges

    The pretrial motions required a majority vote. The most support a motion to dismiss received was 10 out of 30 senators.


    The Texas Senate on Tuesday rejected all of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s efforts to dismiss the articles of impeachment against him, moving forward with the first removal proceeding against a statewide elected official in more than a century.

    The rapid-fire series of votes on 16 pretrial motions made clear that senators want to at least hear the evidence against Paxton before deciding his fate. And the vote counts provided an early gauge of how willing GOP senators may be to remove a fellow Republican from statewide office.

    While the House vote to impeach Paxton was overwhelming and bipartisan, the Senate offers a different political landscape. Its Republican members are more in line with Paxton's brand of conservatism, and he has more personal connections in the chamber where he once served and his wife remains a member.

    The pretrial motions required a majority vote, but the most support a motion to dismiss received was 10 out of 30 senators — all Republicans — and that motion sought to throw out a single article.


    Six Republican senators supported every motion in a nod of support for Paxton: Paul Bettencourt of Houston, Donna Campbell of New Braunfels, Brandon Creighton of Conroe, Bob Hall of Edgewood, Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham and Tan Parker of Flower Mound. Half of those senators — Bettencourt, Campbell and Parker — are up for reelection next year.

    Five Republicans — Brian Birdwell of Granbury, Bryan Hughes of Mineola, Charles Perry of Lubbock, Charles Schwertner of Georgetown and Kevin Sparks of Midland — voted in favor of at least one motion to dismiss.

    The remaining seven Republicans voted with all 12 Democrats against each motion. Those senators were Pete Flores of Pleasanton, Kelly Hancock of North Richland Hills, Joan Huffman of Houston, Mayes Middleton of Galveston, Robert Nichols of Jacksonville and Drew Springer of Muenster.

    Setting the tone, the Senate denied Paxton’s first two motions by votes of 24-6 and 22-8.

    The first motion asked the Senate to throw out every article of impeachment for lack of evidence. Twelve Republicans joined all Senate Democrats in the vote to essentially move forward with a trial.

    The second motion asked senators to exclude evidence from before January, when Paxton’s current four-year term began. That motion struck at the heart of one of Paxton’s main arguments — that he cannot be impeached for any actions allegedly taken before he was reelected last year. Paxton's defenders have repeatedly cited the so-called forgiveness doctrine to criticize the House impeachment as illegal.

    The House impeached Paxton in May, alleging a yearslong pattern of lawbreaking and misconduct. He was immediately suspended from his job, and the Senate trial, which started at 9 a.m. Tuesday, will determine whether he is permanently removed from office.

    There were two dozen pretrial motions. A simple majority was required to approve 16 of them because they sought to dismissal all or some of the articles of impeachment. The presiding officer, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, was allowed to rule on the other motions unilaterally.


    Notably, Patrick granted Paxton's motion that prevents the suspended attorney general from being forced to testify in the trial. The House impeachment managers had opposed the motion, arguing that if Paxton wanted to avoid self-incrimination, he could take advantage of his Fifth Amendment right from the witness stand.

    As the Senate proceeds to a trial, a two-thirds vote is required to convict Paxton. That means that if all 12 Democrats vote to convict, half the remaining 18 Republican with a vote would have to join them. Paxton's wife, Sen. Angela Paxton, is disqualified from voting but allowed to attend the trial.

    Trial deliberations are private, so the process of voting on the pretrial motions followed a dry routine Tuesday morning. Senators submitted their votes in writing, the Senate secretary announced each senators' votes from the front mic, reading them off in random order, and Patrick verified each vote from the dais.

    The motion to dismiss that got the most support — 10 votes‚ sought to individually dismiss Article 8. That article accuses Paxton of disregarding his official duties by pursuing a taxpayer-funded settlement with former top staffers who reported concerns about his relationship with Paul to the FBI in 2020.



    Rest: https://www.texastribune.org/2023/0...exas Senate on Tuesday,in more than a century.
     
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    hopefully they nail the b*stard to the wall.
     
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    Man...Tony Buzbee just exudes slime. I don't think he actually uses hair product. It's just there naturally.
     
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    If the Texans GOP party is smart they would hold Paxton accountable and put him down for being a corrupt piece of sht bc if he's survives this, the man is gonna retaliate
     
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    You're talking about the party that thinks it's more important to "own the libs" than to govern, right?
     
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    I don't expect them to impeach Paxton bc it's the right thing to do, but self preservation is a better motivator
     
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    Yeah, he represents some true lying scumbags for sure. Probably just excess slime as you say, that's still stuck on him from having his head up Paxton and Deshaun's butts. Or, maybe Watson gave him a case of his anal grease to use on his hair.
     
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    Buzbee represented the women suing Watson; Rusty Hardin was Watson's lawyer; he's the one prosecuting Ken Paxton now.

    FWIW, they are both slimeballs.
     
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    Buzbee is just doing his job lol.
     
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    Good grief. Two slimeballs indeed. I would have to pull for Hardin this time though, just because I believe Ken Paxton is a crooked and despicable POS, who needs his power taken away.
     
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    If the current GOP were smart they wouldn’t be what they are now.
     
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    Of course Junior defends Paxton. He loves AGs that try to help his loser daddy win an election. Paxton wasted so many taxpayer dollars searching for that invisible election fraud, for the biggest fraud Trump, he was trying to get in office.

     
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    I always think its rich when they say "X is fighting the swamp", when in reality they are the swamp. You know it has too hard for douchebag Dan Patrick to have to reside over this, he is a paxton guy and would not even do this if the votes hadnt been there..........I dont put it past him or the gop to do something dirty and illegal during this trial.
     

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