The Texas Senate has voted overwhelmingly to acquit Attorney General Ken Paxton on all charges, reinstating him to office and offering a stunning rebuke to the House leadership.
Nevertheless, those behind the half-baked, secretive, and sham impeachment process are digging in and lashing out, blaming others for their own failure to present a cogent or persuasive case.
As rain fell Saturday morning on a dry Texas, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the votes on the 16 articles of impeachment that the senators had spent the last two weeks hearing testimony about. Sixteen times, Patrick announced that a majority of the senators voted to acquit Paxton — far more than the one-third margin necessary.
Once the result was final, Patrick took the opportunity to condemn the