by Cristina Laila at thegatewaypundit.com
The Texas GOP on Saturday officially censured House Speaker Dade Phelan for impeaching Attorney General Ken Paxton.
The final vote was 55 in favor, 4 opposed, and 4 abstentions.
“The Republican Party of Texas officially censured Representative Dade Phelan today, imposing the full set of penalties allowed by the rules, for lack of fidelity to Republican principles and priorities. Rule 44 of the Republican Party of Texas allows the party to censure elected officials who violate Republican Party of Texas principles and priorities three times or more in a given biennium. The censure of Rep. Phelan details five such instances on issues such as the impeachment of Ken Paxton, Democrat Committee Chairs, border security, and educational freedom.” the Texas GOP said in a press release.
Recall that Dade Phelan appeared on the Texas House floor last year inebriated and slurring his words.
Paxton last May called for Dade Phelan to resign after “Texans were dismayed to witness his performance presiding over the Texas House in a state of apparent debilitating intoxication.”
A couple of days later, Dade Phelan and other RINOs in the Texas House announced it would vote on a resolution to impeach Ken Paxton on unfounded charges.
The 20 articles include “bribery, unfitness for office and abuse of public trust” – according to the Associated Press.
While serving as Attorney General in Texas Ken Paxton defended 12 lawsuits related to election laws.