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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:33 AM

TX-AG: Ken Paxton declines to join 50 attorneys general in condemning Capitol riot

Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton is the only state attorney general to decline to join letters over the past week condemning the Capitol riot.

In a Jan. 12 letter, 50 state and territorial attorneys general who belong to the National Association of Attorneys General denounced the “lawless violence.” The three remaining state attorneys general not included in that letter wrote their own Wednesday, leaving Paxton as the only holdout.

Paxton is a staunch Trump supporter who co-chaired the re-election group Lawyers for Trump. He spoke at the “Save America” rally at the Capitol in the hours prior to the riot last week, telling the crowds “we will not quit fighting” to overturn the election results.

“The events of January 6 represent a direct, physical challenge to the rule of law and our democratic republic itself,” the Jan. 12 letter read. “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.”

In a statement Wednesday, Paxton said he’s made his position on the matter clear in previous comments to the media and on social media.

Paxton did join a statement from Republican Attorneys General Association last week that condemned the “the violence, destruction, and rampant lawlessness” at the Capitol.



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RandySF Jan 14 OP
MacKasey Jan 14 #1
spudspud Jan 14 #6
SunSeeker Jan 14 #2
DFW Jan 14 #3
trueblue2007 Jan 14 #4
dutch777 Jan 14 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 14 #7
Gothmog Jan 14 #8
Catherine Vincent Jan 14 #10
redstatebluegirl Jan 14 #9
LeftInTX Jan 14 #11

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:35 AM

1. He is still hoping for a pardon

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Response to MacKasey (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 05:34 AM

6. Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! /nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:38 AM

2. K & R for exposure of traitorous scumbag.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:04 AM

3. When the mob comes for him in Austin

Maybe he will have some harsher words from them while recuperating from his injuries in some orthopedic hospital. He will never figure out why the mob he helped create didn't care who he was, just that he was another suit and tie in the Texas Capitol building.

"But I helped bring you guys here!"

"That's nice. Now stand still while I break your leg with this baseball bat."

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:11 AM

4. Ken Paxton needs to be disbarred

This is the DU member formerly known as trueblue2007.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:13 AM

5. I will rejoice the day Tx turns blue. Demographics are in our favor...

,,,just a matter of time.

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Response to dutch777 (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 05:53 AM

7. Democracy is the thing that white supremacists fear the most as a challenge to their privileges. .nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:32 AM

8. Paxton is an embarrassment

This is the DU member formerly known as Gothmog.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:41 AM

10. From a fellow Texan

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:40 AM

9. Still sucking up trying to get a pardon.

The sooner that Texan is in jail the better.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:43 AM

11. Gross

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