OK. This is sort of old news. Paxton was indicted years ago and has spent over $70,000 of his campaign funds for legal services. I am sure he has paid much, much more. But….there is something new and it is much more serious.
Paxton’s staff at the Attorney Generals office has accused Paxton of abusing his office and accepting bribes. The Washington Post has details including:
The top attorney has now resigned
Five deputy Attorney Generals also penned the letter
The Association of Attorney Generals has called for his resignation
Allegations involve an Austin donor who has been raided by the FBI
Governor Abbott and Lt Governor Patrick has thrown Paxton under the bus
“Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is an embarrassment and a danger,” the association’s co-chairs said in a statement on Sunday. The statement added: “All state attorneys general must be above reproach. For too long Paxton has teetered on the edge. He needs to go, and an independent investigation should be launched immediately.”
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R-Tex.) said he first learned about the “obviously concerning” claims through media reports. The state’s governor also acknowledged the letter on Sunday.
“These allegations raise serious concerns,” Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Tex.) said in a statement on Sunday. “I will withhold further comment until the results of any investigation are complete.”
This is all coming from within the office. From republicans. It’s serious. He should resign to spend more time with his criminal attorney