Pressure mounts on Texas senators ahead of Ken Paxton impeachment trial (Texas Tribune)

    2
    0

    Pressure mounts on Texas senators ahead of Ken Paxton impeachment trial – By Patrick Svitek (Texas Tribune) / Aug 24, 2023

    Senators who will act as jurors in the impeachment trial of the attorney general are being lobbied and targeted by political groups.

    Sign up for The Brief, The Texas Tribune’s daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news.

    Political pressure is intensifying around Republican state senators who will serve as the jurors in the impeachment trial of suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton.

    Paxton’s allies are singling out a half dozen senators for lobbying. A mysterious entity is airing TV ads and sending out mailers targeting certain senators. And an influential establishment group, as well as former Gov. Rick Perry, are urging senators to oppose efforts to effectively stop the trial before it starts.

    “Anyone that votes against Ken Paxton in this impeachment is risking their entire political career and we will make sure that is the case,” Jonathan Stickland, who runs the pro-Paxton Defend Texas Liberty PAC, said Thursday in a media appearance.

    CONTINUE > https://www.texastribune.org/2023/08/24/texas-senators-ken-paxton-trial/

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here