Remember when Texas filed that massive lawsuit against Pennsylvania and other swing states?
Well, they weren’t messing around.
Just hours after Biden took the oath of office, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton offered his “congratulations.”
But it wasn’t what you’d expect.
In fact, in his congratulatory remarks, Paxton assured that he will SUE the Biden administration any time that they overstep their Constitution authority.
Specifically, Paxton said:
Congrats, President Biden. On Inauguration Day, I wish our country the best. I promise my fellow Texans and Americans that I will fight against the many unconstitutional and illegal actions that the new administration will take, challenge the federal overreach that infringes on Texans’ rights, and serve as a major check against the administration’s lawlessness. Texas First! Law & Order always!
He was not holding back!
The statement was issued on Twitter.
My statement on Inauguration Day ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/Hb893NG91x
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) January 20, 2021
I will always stand firm for Texas. https://t.co/StYzL7ORc8
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) January 21, 2021
Already, Biden has signed 17 executive orders in his first 24 hours in office.
To put this into perspective, President Trump only signed 1.
And they called him a dictator, tyrant, and fascist…
Fox News confirms that Paxton is vowing to fight back against Biden’s administration should it overstep its boundaries:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton vowed to “challenge federal overreach” by President Biden’s administration following Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
“Congrats, President Biden. On Inauguration Day, I wish our country the best. I promise to my fellow Texans and Americans that I will fight against the many unconstitutional and illegal actions that the new administration will take, challenge federal overreach that infringes on Texans’ rights, and serve as a major check against the administration’s lawlessness. Texas First! Law & Order always!”
Paxton, 58, spoke out just hours before Biden signed a slate of 17 executive orders and actions during his first appearance in the Oval Office. Biden overturned several Trump administration initiatives in the orders, which included a termination of federal funding for the border wall and a mandate requiring masks to be worn on federal property.
The Texas attorney general did not specify which of Biden’s initial orders, if any, he planned to challenge.
A prominent ally to President Trump during his attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election, Paxton is the subject of a federal investigation into allegations that he committed bribery and abuse of office, among other crimes. He has denied wrongdoing and has not been charged with a federal crime.
Will other states and attorney generals follow in Paxton’s footsteps?
— Cathy 🇺🇸 (@cathryn_nicole) January 21, 2021
— Jeremy Wallace (@JeremySWallace) January 19, 2021
If a Democrat Attorney General in a blue state issued a similar statement against President Trump, I guarantee the media would be talking about it nonstop.
Instead, the media is appearing to avoid covering this story.
They’re focusing on the fact that Trump did not pardon Paxton.
Here’s how the AP covered the story:
A federal investigation against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton remains in play after his name was absent Wednesday from a last-minute list of pardons in the waning hours of Donald Trump’s presidency.
The investigation centers on allegations that Paxton committed bribery, abuse of office and other crimes. Paxton’s top deputies reported him to the FBI in September, accusing him of using his position to help an Austin real estate developer.
Paxton has not been charged in federal court, so any pardon would have been preemptive. He has broadly denied wrongdoing.
The attorney general spoke at the Jan. 6 rally in Washington shortly before a mob of Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly riot.
Paxton also brought a legal challenge asking the U.S. Supreme Court to effectively reverse Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election, prompting speculation that Paxton was angling for a pardon. Trump joined the suit and praised Paxton’s effort to subvert the election, but legal experts dismissed it as frivolous even before the court tossed the case.
We look forward to Paxton staying true to his word.
It’s apparent that the Democrats do not want any checks or balances as they hold a slim supermajority.
It’s up to all of us to hold our leaders accountable.