Republicans Were Politically Strong-Armed to Support Impeachment

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who was recently acquitted on all charges in the Senate impeachment trial and returned as attorney general, said some Texas Republicans had taken a politically strong stance in support of impeachment. . Breitbart News Daily on friday.

“Hey, look, I’ve been there for 10 years. I know how it works. And unfortunately, it’s been over 10 years since I left there. The situation is much, much worse,” Paxton, who previously served in the Texas House of Representatives, said during an appearance on the show.

“And what’s happening now is 150 members of the House of Representatives to become the Speaker, who controls every aspect of the House, what bills are debated, who is debated. [on] Who is the chairperson of which committee?The chairperson controls most of the money that flows to the members. And that vote has been expertly controlled by Democrats for more than a decade,” he said, explaining the inner workings of the chamber.

Paxton explained that the speakership requires 76 votes, and that the chosen Republican would “obviously” vote for himself.

“And what the Democrats are doing is block voting. There are 65 of them. They agree among themselves about who they’re going to elect, and they usually pick the Republicans who are clearly going to serve them the most.” I choose,” he said, using mostly good intentions to explain how the Republican would gather Republican allies who would stick with him. Committee assignments as incentives.

“That’s how it is done. So the contract is usually terminated,” he said.

Paxton said he believes getting rid of him was part of a closed-door agreement.

“And one of the things that I believe was proposed to House Democrats… was that Biden was tired of our lawsuits. 48 of them joined. And I won the election. After that, they agreed that this was the only way to get rid of me. They tried many other methods, but this is what happened.” ” he explained.

“One of the members of the House investigation committee — there are only five of them in total — didn’t even know what the investigation was for until he was told. And this is carrying part of my bill. This guy is a Republican who told me I was the best attorney general in this country, but he was forced to vote to impeach me without even knowing the charges, and until that day… I didn’t even know about the investigation. And of course, three days later, I left the office alone with no resources,” Paxton said.

When asked what others did to force this Republican, he said they essentially threatened his career.

“They told him his career would be over, he wouldn’t have… the financial resources, his committee… would be demoted from the committee, basically he wouldn’t accomplish anything. I said no,” Paxton explained.

“And of course, when the Speaker votes on something, it’s pretty unusual for the Speaker to vote on something. There are thousands of bills, thousands of votes. For the Speaker to vote on something. “If you don’t want to send the message, ‘You have to vote for me,'” he said, “I voted right away” on impeachment.

Some Republicans have begun to change their minds after hearing statements from state Rep. John Smithee, whom Paxton said did a “good job of explaining the lack of due process for voting.” .

As a result, “some people started changing their minds because they didn’t know much about this,” he continued.

“Remember, they received notice just a few days ago. And they couldn’t hear any evidence. They couldn’t hear any testimony. There were no witnesses under oath. “There was nothing. Nothing. The law wasn’t followed. And they were turning John Smithy… he was trying to get me to vote Republican my way,” he said in part. Republican House members were on the floor telling people that if they didn’t vote for the Speaker, there would be problems for the people, he added.

Listen to the full interview below.

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