Republican Party grassroots in the state’s second-largest county unanimously approved a resolution condemning the Texas House vote to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton.

The Dallas County Republican Party joins several other local GOP organizations officially denouncing the impeachment, which many see as a politically motivated attack on Paxton.

Dallas County GOP’s executive committee, composed of locally elected precinct chairs, voted Monday to condemn the impeachment process as “unprecedented and an offense to Due Process and the Rule of Law.”

Dallas is the largest county party in the state to adopt a resolution challenging the validity of the House process.

On May 27, a total of 60 Republicans and 61 Democrats in the Texas House voted in favor of impeaching Paxton, also a Republican.

Since then, resolutions opposing the impeachment have been passed by local GOP activists in multiple counties, including: AtascosaCollinComal, DallasGillespieParkerTarrantWilliamson, and Wise.

A group of Denton County GOP precinct chairs met and approved an anti-impeachment resolution, but the county’s party chair said the executive committee members could not conduct official party business because the meeting was improperly called.

Grayson County Republicans voted down a similar resolution 15-11.

In June, the Texas GOP also condemned the House for voting to impeach Paxton “under illegal circumstances.” Members of the state party’s elected executive committee voted 53-11 in favor of the resolution.

Paxton is temporarily suspended from office during the course of the impeachment proceedings.

Earlier this week, Gov. Greg Abbott appointed a second interim replacement to the attorney general’s office.

The Texas Senate will begin Paxton’s impeachment trial on September 5.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.