Texas’ Ken Paxton Only AG to Not Condemn Capitol Riots
Here in Texas we have an especially stupid Attorney General Ken Paxton. He always seems to be in trouble for something to do with being a complete slime-ball human being. Here are just a couple of examples:
- Since 2015 Paxton has been under indictment for securities fraud charges. The charges stem from activities before he took office. He has plead not guilty.
- In October of last year, news broke that several of his high-level assistants had accused him of "bribery, abuse of office, and other crimes."
Well, we can now add another one to the list of the hot garbage that is known as Ken Paxton. A letter was drafted by the National Attorney Generals Association and it was signed by 49 states. The one state missing? Yup, you guessed it. Texas. The letter was a condemnation of the attacks on the Capitol Building. Here is what the letter said:
We, the undersigned state attorneys general, are committed to the protection of public safety, the rule of law, and the U.S. Constitution. We are appalled that on January 6, 2021, rioters invaded the U.S. Capitol, defaced the building, and engaged in a range of criminal conduct—including unlawful entry, theft, destruction of U.S. government property, and assault. Worst of all, the riot resulted in the deaths of individuals, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer, and others were physically injured. Beyond these harms, the rioters’ actions temporarily paused government business of the most sacred sort in our system—certifying the result of a presidential election.
“We all just witnessed a very dark day in America. The events of January 6 represent a direct, physical challenge to the rule of law and our democratic republic itself. Together, we will continue to do our part to repair the damage done to institutions and build a more perfect union. As Americans, and those charged with enforcing the law, we must come together to condemn lawless violence, making clear that such actions will not be allowed to go unchecked.
Thank you for your consideration of and work on this crucial priority.
There was actually 3 other state attorney generals that weren't on the original draft of this letter, but they came out with their own letter condemning the Capitol Building attacks. Those attorney generals were from Indiana, Louisiana, and Montana.