Ken Paxton

Ken Paxton, Texas Top Lawyer, Leading by Example.

AG’s of Louisiana, Indiana and Montana refer to last summer’s racial justice protests as their decision not to sign onto a letter from dozens of their peers condemning the riot at the Capitol, while Texas Ken Paxton has stayed quiet.

LIT COMMENTARY

Learn all about Ken Paxton at AGPAXTON.COM

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton doesn’t sign bi-partisan letter from 50 attorneys general condemning riot at US Capitol

After the riots at the U.S. Capitol, Paxton falsely said the rioters were not supporters of President Donald Trump, citing incorrect reports.

Jan 13, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to Acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen on behalf of a bipartisan coalition of 50 attorneys general condemning the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and stating such actions cannot be allowed to go unchecked.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s signature was absent from the letter.

After the riots at the U.S. Capitol, Paxton falsely said the rioters were not supporters of President Donald Trump, citing incorrect reports. He also urged the president’s supporters to keep fighting.

“We’re here. We will not quit fighting,” he said. “We are Texans, we are Americans, and we’re not quitting.”

On Monday, a group of activist leaders gathered outside of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Office to call for his removal.

Signatures from representatives of Indiana and Louisiana were also absent.

The letter, led by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, reads:

“We, the undersigned state attorneys general, are committed to the protection of public safety, the rule of law, and the U.S. Constitution. We are appalled that on January 6, 2021, rioters invaded the U.S. Capitol, defaced the building, and engaged in a range of criminal conduct—including unlawful entry, theft, destruction of U.S. government property, and assault. Worst of all, the riot resulted in the deaths of individuals, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer, and others were physically injured. Beyond these harms, the rioters’ actions temporarily paused government business of the most sacred sort in our system—certifying the result of a presidential election.

We all just witnessed a very dark day in America. The events of January 6 represent a direct, physical challenge to the rule of law and our democratic republic itself. Together, we will continue to do our part to repair the damage done to institutions and build a more perfect union. As Americans, and those charged with enforcing the law, we must come together to condemn lawless violence, making clear that such actions will not be allowed to go unchecked.

Thank you for your consideration of and work on this crucial priority.”

Signatory states and territories included:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virgin Islands
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Nate Paul’s Attorney Demands Answers from the Texas Attorney General In a Sensational Letter

Attorney Michael J. Wynne demands preservation of documents, litigation hold and a response from the Office of the Attorney General in Texas.

Dumped: AG Paxton Drops Nate Paul Case Faster Than Trump Dropped Michael Cohen. Will It Save Him From Jail?

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday dropped an investigation sought by a wealthy donor that set off an extraordinary revolt by the Republican’s top deputies, who accused him of bribery and abuse of office, and fueled new calls for his resignation.

Saving Nate Paul: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Issued Unusual and Rushed STOP Foreclosure Opinion

Written by Ryan Bangert, the Deputy First Assistant Attorney General, the opinion said property foreclosure sales should not proceed if potential bidders would be excluded by crowd limits imposed by state or local rules in response to the pandemic.

Ken Paxton, Texas Top Lawyer, Leading by Example.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Laws In Texas is a blog about the Financial Crisis and how the banks and government are colluding against the citizens and homeowners of the State of Texas and relying on a system of #FakeDocs and post-crisis legal precedents, specially created by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to foreclose on homeowners around this great State. We are not lawyers. We do not offer legal advice. We are citizens of the State of Texas who have spent a decade in the court system in Texas and have been party to during this period to the good, the bad and the very ugly.

Donate to LawsInTexas. Make a Difference.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

We keep your data private and share your data only with third parties that make this service possible. See our Privacy Policy for more information.

© 2020-21 LawInTexas com is an online trading name which is wholly owned by Blogger Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) registered in Delaware. | All Rights Reserved.

To Top