Dr. Steve Hotze and Bill Zedler discuss Texas AG Ken Paxton’s impeachment case – Brighteon.TV
Dr. Steve Hotze and former Texas State Rep. Bill Zedler discussed the impeachment case against Texas Attorney General (AG) Ken Paxton during the July 17 edition of the Brighteon.TV program “The Dr. Hotze Report.”
“They just threw this out and went after Paxton,” said Hotze, referencing the Texas House of Representatives’ May 27 decision to impeach the AG. “It was a long time coming, but nobody knew it was coming and it blindsided everybody.”
“There was a strong motivation between House RINOs (Republicans in name only) and Democrats to get rid of Paxton. I happen to believe they probably cut this deal with them early on before the session started.”
Hotze said his guest, who served two stints in the lower state House from 2003 to 2009 and from 2011 to 2021, has keen insight on the inner workings of the state’s lower chamber as he had worked with both Paxton and incumbent Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan. The AG’s impeachment on political charges was spearheaded by Phelan, a RINO who has appointed Democrats to many of the state House committees.
Zedler meanwhile remarked that Paxton’s 2011 candidacy against Joe Straus for the state House speakership made him an enemy of the RINO leadership in the chamber. While Paxton was indicted by a grand jury, he has never gone to trial over the charges against him. Hotze continued that while there are other allegations against the AG, there haven’t been any indictments.
“According to the Texas Governance Code, it says that you cannot be impeached for any actions – whether [they were] illegal or not – that occurred prior to your election,” said Hotze. “He just got elected, so they can’t bring these charges. They can’t bring the charges against him [as] it totally violates the Texas governance code.” (Related: RINOs in Texas legislature move to impeach ‘America first’ attorney general, Ken Paxton, who has battled against Big Pharma, Big Tech and the LGBT cult.)
Texas House conspired to impeach Paxton
Paxton did not push through with his campaign for state House speaker, and remained at the Texas House of Representatives until his election as state senator in 2012. He served one term as state senator before assuming his duties as AG following his election in 2014. Paxton was re-elected twice in 2018 and 2022.
In comparison, Zedler commented that Phelan has never scored very high in the conservative rankings. But he interestingly pointed out how the state House speaker managed to mobilize the RINOs and the Democrats against Paxton.
Given that the Phelan got into the House with the support of Democrats, he promised to give committee chairmanships to Democrats – violating the state convention resolution that called on the Republican house speaker to appoint only GOP lawmakers as chairs of various state House committees.
Hotze also mentioned that the Phelan suddenly established the Texas House of Representatives’ Special General Investigative Committee (SGIC) after bringing up the charges against the AG. The chamber then voted to file impeachment charges against Paxton on May 27, which brings the complaint to the Texas Senate. With more than 60 percent of the Texas Legislature’s lower chamber voting in favor of impeachment, a political trial at the state senate is sure to follow.
Moreover, the SGIC didn’t allow Paxton or any of his lawyers to appear and speak in his defense – a clear violation of the right to due process guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment. The committee also prohibited Paxton and his legal team from presenting their case in the Texas House of Representatives as well.
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Watch the July 17 episode of “The Dr. Hotze Report” below. “The Dr. Hotze Report” airs every Monday and Saturday at 5-6 p.m. on Brighteon.TV.
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