LULAC URGES THE FULL TEXAS HOUSE AND SENATE TO IMPEACH STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON
Nation's Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Says Evidence of Public Corruption and Other Criminal Activity is Indisputable
May 26, 2023
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Washington, DC - The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) urges the Texas House and Senate to take immediate, united action in impeaching Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. LULAC National President Domingo Garcia asserts that it is time for the legislature to come together with the Texas House of Representatives General Investigating Committee and remove Mr. Paxton from office on public corruption charges, including bribery and gross illegal misconduct
"Mr. Paxton's actions have demonstrated a blatant disregard for the very laws he swore to uphold, making him unfit to serve as Texas' highest law enforcement officer. LULAC firmly believes that when elected officials scoff at the principles they are obligated to defend, they must be held accountable. Furthermore, LULAC calls for a reassessment by the state's courts of Mr. Paxton's actions while in office, which have specifically targeted and harmed Latinos, African Americans, and other communities that fell victim to his political agenda.
The evidence is clear that Mr. Paxton's own staff members have witnessed alleged illegalities to such an extent that four of them were compelled to become whistleblowers, refusing to be complicit in his criminal activities. He then had the gall to expect Texas taxpayers to foot the bill in settling with them for his misdeeds for $3.3 million! His tenure has been marred by vile personal vendettas against individuals and entire communities, all while using his position for personal gain and benefits. This betrayal of public trust and loss of personal integrity cannot be tolerated.
LULAC takes no pleasure in denouncing an elected official, but decisive action is necessary when an individual so flagrantly disregards their duty to serve the people. Ken Paxton must be removed from office without delay. LULAC urgently implores the entire House and Senate of the Texas legislature to unite with the investigating committee and proceed with the impeachment of Mr. Paxton. The sooner this action is taken, the better it will be for the state and its citizens.
LULAC remains committed to safeguarding the rights and interests of all communities, particularly those disproportionately affected by Mr. Paxton's actions. As an organization dedicated to justice and equality, we stand firmly behind the pursuit of accountability and the restoration of integrity within our state government."