December 10, 2020/Media, Press

Ken Paxton Once Again Chooses to Pursue A Legally Embarrassing Lawsuit Rather Than Helping Texans

Paxton’s Pathetic and “Preposterous” Lawsuit Is A Desperate Attempt to Get a Pardon

Austin, Texas— Amid an FBI investigation into Ken Paxton’s alleged criminal activity, including bribery and abuse of office, Texas’ disgraced Attorney General is making a last-ditch attempt to save his own freedom, as well as the political career of his patron, President  Trump.

Paxton filed a lawsuit to overturn the results of the presidential election in four battleground states, despite the fact that all 50 states have now certified their results.

Legal experts call this lawsuit “preposterous” and “offensive.”

Paxton, the state’s top law enforcement official, has been under a cloud of criminal suspicion since before he was sworn into office. Now, because of his own actions, the Texas Attorney General’s office has been left without its top leadership.

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa Issued the Following Statement: 

“Ken Paxton has the power to protect the rights, health, and welfare of all Texans. Since he was sworn in, Paxton has looked out for the interests of exactly one Texan: himself. Paxton has done nothing but protect his donors and file partisan lawsuit after partisan lawsuit. This harms everyday Texans struggling with real issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Paxton’s lawsuit is a legally frivolous, but politically expedient attempt to secure himself a presidential pardon. Paxton knows it will get laughed out of court, yet filed it so Donald Trump would notice him.

“Ken Paxton is as pathetic as the lawsuits he files. Texans deserve so much more.”

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