Trump Puts GOP Governor In His Place
Following a decisive 121-23 vote by the Texas State House to impeach Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, with an unexpected 62 Republicans supporting the motion, former President Donald Trump publicly criticized the Texas GOP Governor, Greg Abbott, for his noticeable silence on the matter.
In transcript provided by Newsmax, Trump blasted Abbott and wrote, “Missing in action! Where is the governor of Texas on his attorney general’s impeachment?”
Trump’s remarks surfaced just a day after he made a strong commitment to challenge Texas state RINOs (Republicans in name only) who might align themselves with Democrats in impeaching an attorney general who has consistently shown support for Trump over the years.
Trump went on to write, “The RINO Speaker of the House of Texas, Dade Phelan, who is barely a Republican at all and failed the test on voter integrity, wants to impeach one of the most hard working and effective attorney generals in the United States, Ken Paxton, who just won reelection with a large number of American Patriots strongly voting for him.”
“You would think that any issue would have been fully adjudicated by the voters of Texas, especially when that vote was so conclusive,” Trump added.
Characterizing the endeavor against Paxton as a type of “election interference,” Trump declared his determination to counter those who voted in favor of impeachment, pledging to actively oppose their actions.
In a subsequent post on Truth Social, Trump expressed his fondness for Texas, emphasizing his resounding victories in the state and highlighting the support he received from various allies, including Ken Paxton. Trump went on to express his hope that Republicans in the Texas House would recognize the inherent unfairness of the ongoing process and prevent its continuation. He firmly stated his intent to confront and oppose those involved if the process were to proceed.
Throughout the entire week, Governor Greg Abbott has maintained a conspicuous silence regarding the situation surrounding Ken Paxton. Notably, Abbott, who previously served as the state’s attorney general before Paxton assumed the position in 2015, possesses the authority to designate an interim successor while awaiting the Senate trial’s outcome.