Paxton Acquitted: Phelan, Jetton, DeAyala, Gates and Their Cohorts Declare War on Conservatives in Texas

“An absolute disgrace and embarrassment” may be the perfect descriptor for the sixty crooked House Republicans who voted to waste our and their own time and money to impeach Paxton without a single shred of evidence. These dirty RINOS relied on “triple hearsay” and desperate prayers, cast aimlessly into the ethers, for evidence to simply materialize and help them out. 

AUSTIN, TX— Minutes before his acquittal of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on all phony impeachment charges, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick calls for a full audit of the corrupt Texas House of Representatives and criticizes the House for its “flawed” and “indefensible” impeachment process.

“Our founders expected better,” Lt. Gov. Patrick (R), who was the presiding officer and judge over Att. Gen. Paxton’s impeachment trial, said in his closing remarks last weekend. The following is an excerpt from his speech.

“In the House, the vote to send the articles of impeachment against the Attorney General to the Senate happened in only a few days, with virtually no time for all 150 members to even study the articles.”

“The speaker [Dade Phelan] and his team ran through the first impeachment of a statewide official in Texas in over 100 years while paying no attention to the precedent that the House set in every other impeachment before.”

“In the past, the House had transparent and open investigations for all to see, including other House members. The target of the investigation was notified and invited to attend with counseling and given an opportunity to cross-examine witnesses that were placed under oath before testimony was taken.”

“At the conclusion of past House investigations, the evidence was laid out for weeks for House members to evaluate, not hours, before they took their vote on articles of impeachment.”

“Representative John Smithee, a long-time House member, who has argued cases before the Texas Supreme Court spoke on the House floor during [the] impeachment vote in May. He was one of only 23 who voted against impeachment.”

“Rep. Smithee said, ‘The House could not legitimately impeach Gen. Paxton on the record because there was no record to send to the Senate.’ He said the House was not following the rule of law. He said the House approach, and I quote, [was] ‘hang them now and judge them later.’”

“Confirming this, Rep. Murr, the chair of the House investigating committee said on the House floor, ‘The House is not the body that does the fact-finding. The fact-finding occurs in the Senate, and the oath running witnesses would occur there.’”

“Well, that’s just not true. As Rep. Smithee said, that’s exactly what they did in 1917.” [In 1917, Texas pursued its last House impeachment of a statewide official, Governor Ferguson].

“[Rep.] Smithee said, ‘It was conducted like a full trial before the House sent it to the Senate. Witnesses were put over oath and cross-examined by the defendant.’ He said, this time, no House witnesses were put under oath and the defendant was denied the right to cross-examine. “

“Rep. Smithee told his fellow House members the House process was indefensible. [He] said the House did not follow the rules of evidence and their case was based on ‘triple hearsay’ that would never be allowed in court.”

“I think Rep. Smithee’s speech was one of the most honest and courageous speeches I’ve ever heard in the House… when he knew he was only one of 23 not voting for impeachment.”

At the end of his closing remarks, Lt. Gov. Patrick called for an amendment to the Texas Constitution on the issue of impeachment that “allowed this flawed process to happen.”

“Any testimony given in a House impeachment investigation must be given under oath and the target of that impeachment must be allowed to present with a lawyer to cross-examine the witnesses. Otherwise, people can say anything they want without any accountability or need to be truthful because there is no threat of perjury.”

“The House must also give members a minimum of two weeks to review all evidence given under oath before voting on such a serious matter. Had they done those two things, this trial may never have happened.”

“And when the House sends articles of impeachment to the Senate, if they do in the future, the official should not be put on unpaid leave through the process. The federal system does not allow that. Why do we allow that in Texas? President Clinton and President Trump did not have to step down from the Oval Office from their duties during their impeachment process.”

“And members, this is not a partisan issue. We owe it to future legislators to make these changes so that no future official impeached by the House, whether Republican, Democrat or Independent, is subject to the way this impeachment process occurred in the House this year. Millions of taxpayer dollars have been wasted on this impeachment.”

“Thirty-one Senators and a large Senate staff that made this trial possible have put their family life, their jobs [and] their businesses on hold for the last three months after already being here from January to June.”

“I’m going to call next week for a full audit of all taxpayer money spent by the House from the beginning of their investigation in March to their final bills they get from their lawyers. We will provide our costs as well that were forced on us by the House impeachment. One big difference, we didn’t pay a huge team of outside lawyers and investigators. We did it mostly with our own staff working endless hours with no extra pay.”

After issuing his closing statement, Lt. Gov. Patrick called for a full acquittal of all charges against Att. Gen. Paxton, and reinstated him back in office effective immediately. This judiciary decision was one monumental stride forward for Texas, which has been under the microscope of the nation since the beginning of the impeachment trial, which, as Patrick pointed out, “never should have happened.”

Millions of taxpayer dollars were funneled down the drain in the midst of a crushing economic downturn to fund the agendas of the dirty RINO sell-outs in the Texas House, and citizens are angry.

“Send them the bill,” one person wrote on YouTube under a viral video of Patrick’s closing statement.

“This impeachment is an absolute disgrace and embarrassment for Texas. I didn’t realize the Republicans in Texas were so swampy. Really an eye opener. I moved here a few years ago and haven’t really been involved in local politics. I certainly will get involved now,” another user wrote.

“An absolute disgrace and embarrassment” may be the perfect descriptor for the sixty crooked House Republicans who voted to waste our and their own time and money to impeach Paxton without a single shred of evidence. These dirty RINOS relied on “triple hearsay” and desperate prayers, cast aimlessly into the ethers, for evidence to simply materialize and help them out.

It’s incredible how easily a soul can be sold. Only 23 out of 83 House Republicans voted against moving forward with Paxton’s fabricated “impeachment trial.” Twenty-three; a miniscule minority when compared to 83. Our great state’s House was purchased and flipped by the enemy right under our noses.

What’s worse is that these 60 are no longer RINOS creeping behind the shadows, making shady back alley deals at night. These 60 felt so emboldened, brazen and untouchable, as if they possessed the power to overturn judicial precedent and the rule of law and manufacture new processes on the spot, in the eyes of the nation.

Thankfully, after the House forced their nasty scheme into the Senate Chambers, our GOP Senators maintained a bit more morality and intelligence. In their final vote, sixteen Senate conservatives voted with their consciences to dismiss all charges.

Conversely, two Senators exposed themselves as RINOS and voted alongside the Democrats to overturn Paxton’s election, including Kelly Hancock (Tarrant County) and Robert Nichols (Southeast Texas).

RINO hunting season begins now. It’s time to clean out our filthy swamp.

Several House and Senate RINOS, compelled by concerned conservative voters to explain their traitorous votes, have opted instead to double down on their stupidity.

One of the embarrassing two Senate “Republicans” who voted to betray their constituents, Kelly Hancock, provided us with another laughable RINO moment in an exchange on X, formerly Twitter.

Another glowing example is Rep. Dade Phelan, the Speaker of the Texas House.

As obstinate as ever, Phelan complained about his true conservative colleagues in the Texas Senate in their decision to dismiss charges against Paxton in the recent press release above.

“The Senate’s refusal to remove Ken Paxton from office is, however, not the end of this matter,” Phelan whined, wiping his tear-stained cheeks. Plan foiled.

Drunken Dade is the proud owner of the “Dirty Dozen,” a cohort of political figureheads bought and paid for by Phelan in servitude of his mission to covertly flip the House blue.

If you’re among our local readership in the Greater Houston area, take note of Reps. Jacey Jetton and Mano DeAyala. These faces, proud henchmen in Drunken Dade’s “RINO Army,” are paramount House RINO players within our region who have betrayed our cities and state time and time again. Other key members are Lacey Hull (Spring Branch and part of Katy), Gary Gates and Stan Kitzman (much of Fort Bend County).

“You voted with drunk Dade Phelan? So you have no problem letting the cops come raid your house just to make sure you’re not breaking the law, right?” inquired Justin Berry, Austin police officer and 2022 candidate for the Texas House of Representatives in District 19.

Yet as the House Speaker, Phelan’s reach extends further than these dozen. One informant sent the following message to Katy Christian Magazine.

Another big player in the Texas Swamp is the Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) super PAC, which siphons hundreds of thousands of dollars annually into the pockets of crooked local and statewide politicians. Operated by Houston-based multimillionaire Dick Weekley, TLR has bought out countless notorious Texan RINOS.

Notably, one of these RINOs is two-faced State Rep. Jacey Jetton. Jetton, who yet again betrayed the code of law in Texas in his House vote to impeach Paxton, receives his top campaign contributions from TLR, as Katy Christian Magazine discovered in this investigative report.

A formidable and long-time enemy of conservative Republicans, Weekley of TLR spent $13 million trying to knock Paxton off in the primaries last election cycle. Each of his candidates was destroyed by Paxton, solidifying his grudge against the Attorney General.

“TLR, Dick Weekley and his network of donors and sellout RINO politicians are all tied to The Federalist Society, which is a group of people incessantly angling to become federal court judges. These are big, elitist and globalist people,” Katy Christian Magazine reported.

Mano DeAyala

Katy Christian Magazine reached out to Reps. Jacey Jetton, Gary Gates, Lacey Hull, and Mano DeAyala for an explanation of their vote to persecute Paxton. Of the four, Rep. Gates (HD-28) was the only respondent who had the courage to face his constituents. The following is his statement.

September 18, 2023                    

Statement by:  State Representative Gary Gates 

A number of constituents, whom I am honored to represent, have asked about my vote regarding Ken Paxton.

We live in the greatest country in the world, where you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A deciding factor for me was, if General Paxton did not have the opportunity for a trial, lingering accusations might lead to uninformed presumptions of guilt. 

The House of Representatives brings articles of impeachment, that if adopted, sends the matter to the Senate for a full trial.

My House colleagues and I learned that we would be required to take this critical vote two days before we adjourned,  leaving House members with 48 hours to become educated on the matter. 

After reading countless documents, reviewing testimony received by the General Investigating Committee and carefully listening to six hours of debate, I concluded, based on the information I had at the time, there were enough concerns to vote to send the matter to the Senate. 

Given the serious nature of these accusations, Paxton deserved the right to refute the charges in the Senate. Although this vote was exceptionally difficult, it was crucial that General Paxton be afforded the opportunity for the trial, in which he prevailed.

I will continue to stand with all conservative leaders on imperative issues, including protecting our border and fighting the Biden administration’s overreach.

Despite lack of support and kinship with the RINO members of the House and Senate, Paxton has the congratulations, respect and support of his true conservative constituents and organizations. The following is a press release from the Fort Bend County GOP.

And as for Paxton, who had his reputation nationally slandered and faced months of criminal lines of questioning, searches and an unconstitutional removal from office without pay, thanked God for the truth finally coming to light in a recent posting on X, formerly Twitter.

The following is his official statement to the public regarding his trial.

“I can promise the Biden Administration the following: buckle up,” Paxton said, “because your lawless policies will not go unchallenged. We will not allow you to shred the constitution and infringe on the rights of Texans. You will be held accountable.”

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