Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) is currently under investigation by the Texas State Bar over allegations of unethical and unprofessional behavior concerning his role in suing four states over the 2020 election results. The complaint called Paxton’s efforts a “frivolous lawsuit” that wasted taxpayer money and was based on entirely baseless claims. Paxton will be running to defend his position as Texas Attorney General in the 2022 elections against George P. Bush, the nephew of former President George W. Bush.

The notice gives Paxton a month to respond to the Bar Association, which will investigate if the claim that the lawsuits against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were brought in “bad faith.” These conditions were outlined in a letter sent from the Texas Bar. Cases such as these that reach the Bar are likely to take months to resolve, and consequences could be as severe as disbarment for Paxton.

Kevin Morgan filed a complaint in December immediately after Paxton filed for lawsuits. In his claim, Morgan stated: “Knowing that the national election had NOT been rigged or stolen, he acted in a way to stoke those baseless conspiracy theories nationwide,” Moran wrote. The claim was initially dismissed but later revived in late May.

The Texas State Bar Association is now conducting its preliminary investigation to determine whether there is sufficient cause to proceed.

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