Ken Paxton impeached Who will act as Texas attorney general

Ken Paxton impeached Who will act as Texas attorney general

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Governor Greg Abbott could appoint an interim attorney general, though that
might be seen as an endorsement for Ken Paxton’s removal. Abbott has been silent
on the matter so far. He might want to just you know stand firm for right now
and not say anything or do anything. Until the governor makes a decision
Brent Webster will assume the role of Texas’s top lawman. Webster ascended to
the department’s second-in-command after Paxton fired the whistleblowers who
spoke out about the same matters the AG has been impeached for. Honestly we won’t
see a change none whatsoever. I mean if you want to talk about continuity
Webster’s continuity for Paxton. Webster made that case in a memo to the AG’s
department this weekend which reads like a resume. The letter touts his own
success as well as Paxton’s in suing the federal government. It says the state of
Texas has had no better elected official than Ken Paxton defending citizens
rights fighting for justice and preserving freedom. Definitely a little
braggadocious if not just outright in your face saying we’re Ken Paxton’s shop
and we’re gonna stay that way. It’s still not clear when a Senate trial will
begin though it need to be in a special session separate from the one governor
Greg Abbott is expected to call. The question now will any senators recuse
themselves from the role of Paxton’s juror? I’ll tell you this he probably
doesn’t want a lot of Republicans to have to recuse themselves that just
makes things worse for him. State Senator Angela Paxton is married to the
impeached Attorney General and some politicos have asked whether other
senators who might eventually replace Paxton as AG should be allowed to
decide his fate. In Dallas, I’m Matt Houston.

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