Texas state Attorney General, Kenneth Paxton, is under investigation by the State Bar to determine “whether his lawsuit to overturn Biden’s electoral win was frivolous, unethical, and filed in bad faith.”
Initially, the Bar refused to take the complaint seriously. The complaint filed by Kevin Moran, the president of the Galveston Island Democrats, has shared the complaint with AP News, with letters from the State Bar, and the Board of Disciplinary Appeals to confirm the investigation. He told AP that Paxton should lose his license for attempting to disenfranchise voters in several states.
“He wanted to disenfranchise voters in four other states,” he told the AP. “It’s just crazy. He wasted my taxpayer money.”
The investigation is the least of Paxton’s troubles. He has found himself facing criminal and ethics charges in the past, which include allegations of using his office and position to help donors, “six- figure contributions to his legal defense fund that he insists do not violate Texas’ anti-bribery laws, and an indictment for felony securities fraud that hasn’t gone to trial in five years. Charges whch did not prevent him from being re-elected in 2018.
“I’ve been troubled from the beginning,” former Texas Attorney General, and current Senator John Cornyn told Austin TV station KXAN last year. “It’s pretty dramatic when his senior staff walk out and basically file a complaint against him. That’s really unprecedented.”
The Bar has given Paxton until the end of the month to respond to the complaint, to prove that the lawsuit was legitimate, rather than filed in bad faith based on lies of a stolen election.
Paxton’s office has not responded to requests for comment.
Sources: The Week, AP News, Texas Tribune.