Trump Threatens Power Hungry Republicans

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Following the House of Texas pushing for Attorney General Ken Paxton to be impeached, former President Donald Trump vowed that he was going to oppose all those in Texas who are RINOs, that is Republicans in name only, and have voted in favor of Paxton being impeached.

In a post on Truth Social published on Saturday afternoon, Trump stated that Speaker of the House of Texas, Dade Phelan, “is barely a Republican” and that he has voted in favor of “one of the most hard-working and effective attorney generals” to be impeached. He proceeded to state that Paxton had won his reelection with many Texans voting in his favor. He added that with the vote having been so “conclusive” it should seem that any possible issue would have been “adjudicated by the voters of Texas.”

Trump further claimed that the efforts against Paxton in some ways could be considered “election interference,” and vowed that he would oppose all those who have voted for him to be impeached. He added that while he loved the state of Texas and had won there twice, the Texas House would hopefully agree that the procedure followed in this case was “unfair” and that they would stop this from continuing.

The House was scheduled to debate on whether to impeach and suspend Paxton from office that afternoon. Trump is currently facing allegations of bribery, unfitness for office, and abuse of public trust, among other accusations. Following the House’s vote in favor of his impeachment and suspension, Paxton is now going to have to wait for his hearing in the Senate.

The hearing could be particularly important, as Paxton was one of the GOP’s most prominent legal figures to have requested the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the presidential elections in 2020.