We wake up this morning to learn that Texas has sued Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Ken Paxton has further disgraced the Office of Texas Attorney General with this appalling filing in the United States Supreme Court yesterday, the sole purpose of which is to make a last ditch attempt to succeed where President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has repeatedly failed. It is highly suspect to see the State of Texas is not represented by its own Solicitor General in the Supreme Court, but instead by a “special counsel” Lawrence Joseph. This is all we need to know about the constitutional integrity of this ill-advised pleading, which I hope will be met with uniform rejection by all four states that were sued and by our esteemed Justices of the United States Supreme Court.
In our great republic the states manage elections, ensuring that the voices of the people are heard. This is in our Constitution, and every generation of Texans have fought to protect elections in our state. Attorney General Ken Paxton is our first elected state leader to violate this honored tradition. His ludicrous filing in the Supreme Court Monday asks the Court to throw away millions of votes in states across the country. How would Texans feel if the Massachusetts attorney general sought to throw away Texas votes?
Mr. Paxton was elected to protect the law in Texas, not meddle in other states, nor encourage other states to meddle in Texas. Paxton is again wasting our precious state resources, embarrassing us all, and undermining our most honored traditions.