GOP Lawmaker Caught In Bed With Obama
In the Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives, an investigation by the House General Investigating Committee into allegations of misconduct against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has hit a snag.
The committee has come under scrutiny after it was revealed that the committee met with a former Obama White House lawyer and major Democrat donor, Hugh Brady, during the course of its investigation.
Shown here: democrat donor and former Obama WH lawyer going to work with Texas House Republicans (RINOS!) on the sham impeachment of Ken Paxton. https://t.co/ULGIYP6wGj
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2023
According to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, Brady served as the general counsel for the Executive Office of the President during the Obama administration from March 2014 to January 2017. Moreover, records from the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) show that Brady has donated a total of $12,400 to Democrat candidates at the federal level dating back to 2010 which has raised eyebrows amongst some.
Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to point out Brady's action, writing “Shown here: Democrat donor and former Obama WH lawyer going to work with Texas House Republicans (RINOS!) on the sham impeachment of Ken Paxton”.
Paxton is currently facing 20 articles of impeachment alleging that he violated the state’s whistleblower law, violated the Securities Act, bribery, and other activities. He was suspended from his office after the Texas House of Representatives impeached him in a 121-23 vote late last month and is now awaiting a trial in the Senate.
Six members of Paxton’s office have taken a leave of absence to defend him in his upcoming trial. According to sources familiar with the matter, the six officials were bothered by the entire process and felt they should use their time to back Paxton.
Lead lawyer Tony Buzbee came out Wednesday and asserted that Paxton would never be convicted by the Texas Senate.
The entire episode has now caused contention in Texas politics, as the investigation led by the House General Investigating Committee has stalled due to Brady's involvement. Questions of impartiality and political interference have overshadowed the initial inquiry and it will be interesting to see how this will go on from here.