“MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” Trump Appeals to Texas Supreme Court in Support of Ken Paxton’s Legal Battle

by Jessica

Former President Donald Trump has recently appealed to the Texas Supreme Court, urging them to allow the state’s embattled attorney general, Ken Paxton (R), to forego a scheduled deposition for a wrongful termination lawsuit set for Tuesday.

Trump took to Truth Social to declare, “The great Supreme Court of Texas now has a big choice to make. Enough time and money has been wasted forcing Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, to defend himself, instead of defending our broken Southern Border, which is under continual siege”, tod NBC News.

Trump emphasized Paxton’s prior acquittal in the impeachment proceedings and called for an end to the perceived politicization and abuse of the justice system. He urged the restoration of law and order, echoing his familiar slogan, “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.”

In the spring of the previous year, Paxton faced impeachment in the Texas House of Representatives, with a vote of 121-23. Despite a rejection of Paxton’s request to dismiss all charges by the Texas Senate, they were unable to convict and remove him from office.

Notably, Paxton’s wife, a Texas senator, was barred from voting in her husband’s impeachment. The current legal challenge revolves around four whistleblowers who claim they were terminated from Paxton’s office for raising concerns about his actions.

In response, the attorney general has sought the intervention of the Lone Star State Supreme Court to overturn an appellate ruling mandating Paxton’s deposition.

A longtime loyalist to Trump, Paxton played a prominent role in the post-2020 election controversies. He led a lawsuit asking the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate sixty-two electoral votes for President Joe Biden, attempting to overturn the election results in favor of the incumbent.

Additionally, Paxton delivered a speech at the rally preceding the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. The intertwining of legal battles, politics, and loyalty adds complexity to the ongoing saga surrounding Ken Paxton’s tenure as Texas Attorney General.

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