Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton returned to the office this week following his acquittal by the Texas Senate on all impeachment charges last weekend. 

Paxton released a statement Friday afternoon saying it is a “great honor to be back at work this week,” while thanking his wife, children, and staff for their support. 

He said the Office of the Attorney General “has redoubled our focus on countless issues facing the state, including opposing illegal immigration, defending election integrity, holding predatory corporations to account, and fighting for the rule of law against the Biden Administration’s executive overreach.” 

Paxton highlighted the disruption to the OAG’s work by “four months of wasteful and destructive political theater.”

He focused on the border invasion and the weaponization of the U.S. Department of Justice against Biden’s political opponents as key battles Texas has a role in fighting. 

However, “Even here in Texas, many politicians are following Biden’s example, selfishly sacrificing rule of law to serve their own interests,” noted Paxton, referencing his impeachment. “That is no legacy to leave. They will destroy our beloved nation if they continue. Future generations will have nothing if we cannot save our country from corrupt, tyrannical, power-hungry politicians.”

“Justice ultimately prevailed in the fraudulent effort to remove me from office, but that dark period cautions us how vigorously we must defend our rights,” said Paxton. 

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.