Texas Bar Sues Attorney Gen. Ken Paxton Over Effort To Overturn 2020 Election
The State Bar of Texas’ disciplinary committee filed a lawsuit against state Attorney Gen. Ken Paxton in a Collin County court for professional misconduct in his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in four battleground states.
They called Paxton’s urging of the U.S. Supreme Court to block President Joe Biden‘s victory based on misrepresented facts “dishonest.” The high court threw out the former President Donald Trump-backed suit.
“As a result of Respondent’s actions, Defendant States were required to expend time, money, and resources to respond to the misrepresentations and false statements contained in these pleadings and injunction requests even though they had previously certified their presidential electors based on the election results prior to the filing of Respondent’s pleadings,” the lawsuit read.
Paxton just won the Republican nomination in the runoff election by defeating Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Tuesday. He will run against Democratic nominee Rochelle Garza, who is a civil rights lawyer, in the general election in November. The lawsuit could result in penalties for Paxton, ranging from a fine to more serious punishments of suspension or even disbarment.
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Paxton assumed the committee would seek to punish him. Earlier this month, he called the Texas State Bar “a liberal activist group.” He continues to maintain his innocence, doubling down on his previous statements that the 2020 election was “unconstitutional.”
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