President Donald Trump congratulated Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton over the weekend following the Texas Senate’s vote to acquit the state’s AG after an arduous impeachment trial.
“Congratulations to the Great People of Texas, and the State Senate, for rejecting POLITICAL PERSECUTION, and respecting the Integrity of our Elections,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
He continued, “We should choose our elected officials by VOTING, not by weaponizing government. This is for Banana Republics, and Third World Countries. Now Attorney General Ken Paxton can get back to work. He’s one of the BEST!”
As reported by RSBN, Paxton’s impeachment trial was primarily based upon allegations that he was having an extramarital affair and that he improperly received money in exchange for alleged legal favors.
However, the sweeping acquittal of Paxton over the weekend in the Texas Senate has provided a resounding victory for proponents of the attorney general in the Lone Star State.
On Saturday, Trump remarked on Truth Social, “The Ken Paxton Victory is sooo BIG. WOW!!!”
AG Paxton also thanked the president for his support. He wrote on X, “Thank you, President Trump. Looking forward to defending liberty for Texas.”
Previously, Trump went to bat for Paxton amidst the ongoing impeachment trial, asking, “Who would replace Paxton, one of the TOUGHEST & BEST Attorney Generals in the Country? Could it be a Democrat, or even worse, a RINO?”
Paxton stated of the Senate’s acquittal vote, “Today, the truth prevailed. 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. I thank the 4.2 million Texans who voted for me last year. I will always be grateful for your support, and I will continue to honor your vote by defending the rule of law and our constitutional rights.”