Texas AG Ken Paxton is awaiting trial on a felony indictment for fraud. Our sources say Ken has been fishing for a Trump pardon as he faces up to 15 years in prison…
Rush Limbaugh says the US is 'trending towards SECESSION' as 18 states join Texas in launching SCOTUS legal action https://t.co/iUjUm5LCLL
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) December 11, 2020
MSNBC: The Texas Republican Party released a statement that amounted to a call for secession after the Supreme Court refused to overturn the election.
The Texas Republicans suggested, “Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution.”
'Texit' test: Texas lawmaker floats referendum to secede from U.S. https://t.co/KrwjEP7vPv
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 11, 2020
The sentence above was the Republican Party of a state putting it out there that the states that joined the lawsuit to overturn a democratic election should come together and form their own country.
Republicans are literally thinking about a civil war because Donald Trump lost. Texas and their fellow red states would be free to go. Trump has been an admirer of Confederate statues while in office, so it is hard to think of anyone better to be the next Jefferson Davis.
Republicans are upset because their plot to destroy the electoral system and trample on the US Constitution has failed. Texas and all of the other states and members of Congress who joined them already committed a seditious act, so secession seems like the next step for a group of people who truly hate democracy.
July 2020 marks five years since Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted on felony securities fraud charges. The criminal case against him has been a cloud over his head during nearly all of his time in statewide office, including a narrow reelection win in 2018.
The indictments are now old enough, as progressive groups have cheekily noted, to attend kindergarten.
Paxton is accused of persuading investors to buy stock in a technology firm without disclosing that he would be compensated for it. He has maintained his innocence and criticized the prosecution as politically motivated.
Why is it taking so long to take the state’s top lawyer to trial? Since the case began, it has been delayed by side battle after side battle, including a still-unresolved dispute over how much to pay the special prosecutors handling the case and a yearslong dispute over where Paxton should be tried.
Paxton’s case has bounced from trial courts in North Texas, all the way up to the state’s highest court for criminal matters, back down to a trial court in Harris County — and it may go back to his home in Collin County again before the issues are resolved.
Check out our timeline below of the case’s twists and turns. We’ll update it with new stories from The Texas Tribune and other outlets as the legal battle proceeds.