Many of us breathed a sigh of relief last week when Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was acquitted on all 16 impeachment charges against him. Honestly, that was unexpected. The entire DC Uniparty lined up to take Paxton out, since he is an important figure in the MAGA movement.
Tony Buzbee, Paxton’s defense attorney, was the rock star of this trial. He shredded every witness and every piece of fake evidence during cross examination. They say you can tell who your friends are when you go through a crisis like this one, so it’s worth noticing who is siding with Ken Paxton—and who is siding with his enemies.
President Donald Trump was the first one out of the gate to congratulate Paxton on his victory. If anyone knows what it’s like to survive a fake impeachment attempt, it’s President Trump. No other Republican entity in the country has stood by Ken Paxton or congratulated him.
Not the Republican Attorneys General Association. Not the Republican Governors Association. Not the Republican National Committee. Nobody.
Let that sink in. Do you see what we’re up against in the effort to reelect Donald Trump next year? Ken Paxton was impeached because he is equally feared by Joe Biden and Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott.
Paxton, like Trump, upsets the Uniparty’s apple cart. He sued the twelve largest municipalities in Texas in 2020 to prevent them from implementing their little pandemic rules to steal the election. If he hadn’t won twelve out of twelve of those cases, the Texas election would have been stolen through mass mail-in ballots, drop boxes, and a lack of signature matching in 2020.
Paxton was also the only Republican Attorney General in the country to sue other states to try to Stop the Steal. His cases were “dismissed without standing.” Ken Paxton embarrasses the squishy RINO/Bush/Romney wing of the Republican Party because he’s not afraid to say that the 2020 election was stolen. His enemies are all afraid to say it. What does that tell you?
The Texas State Speaker of the House Dade Phelan is the one who conducted a months-long secret investigation into Ken Paxton. Phelan – who is known as “Drunk Dade” by his own constituents – violated the normal rules of impeachment proceedings in Texas to go after Paxton, on behalf of the Bush family. They suddenly pulled the 16 articles of impeachment out of a hat and Phelan rushed them through the House in 48 hours, before anyone had time to look at the complete lack of evidence to support the charges.
Some Republicans in the House are calling on Drunk Dade to resign, now that his little impeachment stunt blew up in his face. Drunk Dade is claiming that the Senate failed to do its job, and he’s threatening to bring even more charges against Paxton.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who presided over the Senate trial, says that Drunk Dade wasted millions of taxpayer dollars on an impeachment for which there was absolutely no evidence. Patrick is calling for a constitutional amendment in Texas, to ensure that proper impeachment processes and procedures must be followed from now on.
One person who is not turning his back on Drunk Dade Phelan is Ron DeSantis. Starting on Tuesday, the Florida Governor is going on a four-day fundraising blitz across the state of Texas with Drunk Dade. The schedule includes Midland, TX on Tuesday of this week, Houston on Wednesday, Tyler and Dallas on Thursday, and Waco and San Antonio on Friday.
I swear, at this point, it seems like the people running the DeSantis campaign look around every day and think, “What’s the most obnoxious thing we could do to annoy the 75 million people who voted for Donald Trump in 2020?”
Instead of simply congratulating Ken Paxton on his victory, the DeSantis campaign decides it will be a good idea to campaign with Drunk Dade. Maybe they can light some strippers’ butt cheeks on fire again, since that went over so well with Republican voters the last time.
If you’re wondering why Dade Phelan’s own constituents call him “Drunk Dade,” here you go: