Trump Comes to Defense of Impeached Texas AG, Blasts Governor Abbott on Truth Social

The recently impeached Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is receiving support from former President Donald Trump. He also wonders why the state's governor isn't acting in a similar manner.

The former president blasted Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) for, in his opinion, not supporting his under fire chief law enforcement officer in a post on Truth Social late Saturday.

The phrase "MISSING IN ACTION!" Trump wrote. Where is Texas's governor with regard to the impeachment of his attorney general?

Indeed, Abbott remained mute when Paxton was impeached on Saturday, creating history. By a vote of 121-23, the Texas attorney general was removed from office after an investigation uncovered a number of shocking allegations against him, including allegations of bribery, corruption, and other abuses of authority, many of which were related to his interactions with a significant contributor.

In accordance with Texas law, Paxton's removal from office will be temporary while a state senate trial is ongoing. Nine of the body's 19 Republicans would need to join them in order to permanently remove Paxton from office, assuming all 12 Democrats vote in favour of conviction. Paxton's wife, Angela Paxton, is one of the 19. She will also need to take into account the accusation that her husband reportedly assisted in setting up his mistress' employment with the donor in question.

In recent years, Abbott has been often on television news around the country, particularly when discussing topics like the border. He has consistently supported the previous president Trump, who in turn praised him as "one of the most hardworking and effective Attorney Generals in the United States." "Hopefully Republicans in the Texas House will agree that this is a very unfair process that should not happen or proceed—I will fight you if it does," Trump continued.

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