Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick unloads on the state legislators who rammed through an impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton after his acquittal on all 16 charges on Saturday.
“Members, I have just a few minutes of comments. About five minutes,” he said. “I’ve been unusually quiet for the last three months since the House of Representatives sent the articles of impeachment against Attorney General to us on very short notice in the final hours of the regular legislative session. The law requires the Senate to receive the articles and have a trial, and once I realized I would be the presiding officer and judge, I thought it was my duty to be quiet on this issue. Otherwise, how could I oversee a fair trial? I’ve done my very best to do so the last three months, especially the last two weeks. Now the trial is over. I want to take a few minutes before we close to put a few remarks in the court record for future legislatures to read in the event of another impeachment one day on both what the House and Senate did.”
“I’ve spent most of the last 90 days, as many of you have,