The Texas Bipartisan Justice Committee—which reported in August 2015 that its polling had found Donald Trump winning more support than Ted Cruz among Texas Republican voters—has released its next batch of polling results. And it looks like bad news for our embattled attorney general, Ken Paxton:
78% of Republicans polled were aware of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s felony indictments relating to securities fraud…
62% said he should resign. Surprisingly over 53% of self identified Tea Party voters agreed that he should resign.
The attorney general’s office is a statewide agency with more than 4,000 employees, all of whom are theoretically tasked with reasonably important work on behalf of the 27 million people of Texas, and only one of whom has been indicted in relation to Paxton’s private legal practice. So it’s hard to disagree with the majority opinion on this question.
And it’s hard not to wonder: what are the other 38 percent of Texas Republicans thinking?
The indictments against Paxton are very valid and the majority of level-headed Republicans recognize that fact. How can the indictments be partisan when all of the participants in the process are Republican? The judges have all been Republicans and the prosecutors involved have been chosen by a Republican judge. Not all Republicans drink the Tea Party Koolaide. The election of characters like Paxton/Miller is a perfect example of the stupidity of voting a straight ticket for any party. Voting is a serious duty and should not be taken lightly and/or blindly.
In March of this year Austin suffered a series of bombings. Attorney General Ken Paxton—stepped forward to step in it as a politician willing to turn any tragedy to his personal advantage by grabbing some television time, especially on Fox News. Paxton not only got it wrong on national television, but he used incorrect information to spread fear to people in Austin.
Another Fun Fact. NRA-endorsed Texas AG Ken Paxton who ironically cannot buy guns due to his felony indictments.
Ken Paxton may say Justin Nelson is soft on crime. However consider who is traveling around the state talking about public corruption. Suspicious deaths, life insurance policies, misuse of public monies, blatant forged wills and corrupt elected officials. Leon County is one of several targeted for an investigation if Nelson is elected. How many investigations has Paxton ordered? He has ignored requests and appeals for help on just about every criminal case we know of that was submitted to his office.