Former President Donald Trump expressed frustration and disappointment with Texas Governor Greg Abbott for not supporting the recently impeached Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Using his social media platform, Truth SocialTrump questioned the wheelchair Governor’s absence from standing next to Paxton, who faces impeachment following serious allegations of bribery, corruption and abuse of office.
The vote to impeach Paxton was historic, with a 121-23 majority supporting his removal. Under Texas law, Paxton will be temporarily suspended from office until the end of his trial in the state senate. To oust Paxton permanently, a conviction would require all 12 Democrats in the Senate to vote in favor, along with at least nine of the 19 Republicans. Notably, among the Republican senators is Angela Paxton, wife of Ken Paxton, who will have to look into allegations that her husband facilitated employment for his mistress through a prominent donor. .
Governor Abbott is a prominent figure in the national media, often appearing on cable news to discuss various issues, with a particular focus on the border. He is a staunch supporter of former President Trump, and in return, Trump has praised Abbott as one of the hardest working and most effective Attorney Generals in the United States. Trump also expressed hope that Texas Republicans in the House would oppose the impeachment process, calling it unfair and vowing to fight against it if it goes ahead.
Governor Abbott’s silence regarding Paxton’s impeachment raised eyebrows, especially when considering their previously unified political views and mutual support. Trump’s criticism of Abbott shows a rift between two prominent figures in the Texas Republican Party, highlighting the political complexity surrounding impeachment proceedings and the potential ramifications for Texas politics in general.
LOT IN ACTION!” Trump wrote, “Where is the Governor of Texas in the Attorney General’s impeachment?”
one of the hardest working and most effective Attorney Generals in the United States. trumpet more“Hopefully Republicans in the Texas House of Representatives will agree that this is a very unfair process that must not be allowed to happen or continue—I will fight you if that happens.”