After House Impeachment Managers released documents revealing his personal address, Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed criminal complaints against each member.
The documents were released as “additional evidence” last week despite the trial being long over. The managers claimed they did not use the documents during the trial because of time limits, issues with timely responses to subpoenas, witnesses choosing to plead the Fifth Amendment, as well as “multiple procedural decisions made during the course of the impeachment trial.”
The managers maintained that “overwhelming and uncontroverted testimony and evidence was presented during the impeachment trial in support of the Articles of Impeachment against Attorney General Ken Paxton.”
As part of this evidence, however, were multiple references to Paxton’s address in Austin: once as part of correspondence concerning work done on the house and another as part of Uber records complete with GPS coordinates. The page was later redacted to remove the address, but the GPS coordinates remained.
A new law that went into effect last month makes it a class B misdemeanor to maliciously post the address or phone number of an individual on the internet, and could be punishable by up to six months in jail.
Paxton says he is referring the issue to local prosecutors.
“My family and I receive multiple threats of violence. The legislature passed an anti-doxing law to stop the far left from using intimidation tactics like leaking or releasing personal information that would allow nefarious individuals to do harm to elected officials,” said Paxton. “The impeachment managers clearly have a desire to threaten me with harm when they released this information last week. I’m imploring their local prosecutors in each individual district to investigate the criminal offenses that have been committed.”
The House Impeachment Board of Managers includes the following members:
Andrew Murr (R–Junction) CHAIR
Ann Johnson (D–Houston) VICE CHAIR
Charlie Geren (R–Fort Worth)
Joe Moody (D–El Paso)
Jeff Leach (R–Plano)
Terry Canales (D–Edinburg)
Oscar Longoria (D–Mission)
Morgan Meyer (R–Dallas)
Briscoe Cain (R–Deer Park)
Cody Vasut (R–Angleton)
David Spiller (R–Jacksboro)
Erin Gamez (D–Brownsville)
As of publishing, none of the House impeachment managers have responded to Texas Scorecard’s inquiries on the criminal complaints.