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Texas AG Paxton reinstated to office, says he will address nation on Tucker Carlson

"I will address the nation and Texas on Tucker Carlson next week," Paxton wrote in a release.

September 16, 2023 3:34pm

Updated: September 16, 2023 3:34pm

Texas GOP Attorney General Ken Paxton was reinstated to office Saturday after the state Senate voted to acquit him on all 16 articles of impeachment that had been voted against him by the House of Representatives.

"Today the truth prevailed," Paxton wrote in a release shared on X, the platform previously called Twitter. "The truth could not be buried by mudslinging politicians or their powerful benefactors. I've said many times: Seek the truth! And that is what was accomplished."

Paxton faced 16 articles of impeachment that alleged he used his power and office to help donor-investor Nate Paul work through legal difficulties. He was also accused of accepting bribes in the form of renovations to his home. One of the articles of impeachment was about a job from Nate Paul for a woman with whom Paxton was having an extramarital affair.

He denied all allegations and the state Senate voted to acquit him on all counts Saturday. 

Paxton promised in the press release to continue his job as attorney general and defend constitutional rights. 

"Now that this shameful process is over, my work to defend our constitutional rights will resume," he added. "Thank you to everyone who has stood with us during this time."

"I will address the nation and Texas on Tucker Carlson next week," Paxton's statement concluded. "Now it is back to work!" 

Charlotte Hazard is a reporter at Just the News. Follow her on Twitter


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