Update: On July 11, Chairman Andrew Murr denied Paxton’s allegation, stating that next week’s committee hearing is on an unrelated matter.

Attorney General Ken Paxton claims the Texas House is gearing up for another attempt to impeach him. Paxton made these comments during an interview with Rob Schmitt on Newsmax on Wednesday evening, ahead of a House General Investigating Committee hearing next week. This committee referred articles of impeachment against him last year.

The previous impeachment effort failed during the Senate trial, with Paxton being exonerated on all counts last September. However, Paxton believes a new attempt is imminent.

“Next week’s House General Investigating Committee meeting is yet another desperate attempt by the Republican establishment to impeach me. Their bitter obsession with taking me down knows no bounds, and they will stop at nothing to remove me from office. Just like Biden’s relentless attacks on President Trump, establishment Republicans in Texas have joined forces with Democrats to launch a full-force lawfare assault against me,” Paxton stated.

He further criticized defeated Republican members who supported his impeachment last year, saying, “These lame-duck Republicans, who lost their primaries thanks to my support, are now conspiring with Democrats to remove me from office. I have delivered conservative results in Texas and have been the last line of defense against voter fraud. But mark my words—these weak-kneed, pro-open-border Republicans will work with the Democrats to replace me with an AG who will turn a blind eye to voter fraud.”

Paxton also drew parallels to the political prosecution of Donald Trump, stating, “Texas, this is a warning—they want to rig this election against Trump. By removing me from office, they aim to appoint an AG who will refuse to prosecute voter fraud. Democrats and their Republican enablers pose the biggest threat to America and Texas. The Austin elite cannot go unchecked. Republicans, conservatives, and patriots across the state and country need to come together and fight back. We have defeated the establishment class in Austin before, and we will do it again. Together, we will fight voter fraud and deliver Trump a victory in November.”

Last year’s failed impeachment of Paxton faced criticism from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick after Paxton’s acquittal following a two-week impeachment trial in the Senate.

The House General Investigating Committee, led by outgoing State Rep. Andrew Murr, is scheduled to meet at 11 am on Wednesday, July 17.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens