A new PAC is calling on Republican voters to rally around Attorney General Ken Paxton ahead of his upcoming impeachment trial in the Texas Senate.

Stand With Paxton PAC, which was recently launched by Conservative Republicans of Texas founder Steven Hotze, has sent a letter to more than 300,000 Republican voters in the state’s 19 Republican Senate districts. The letter urges voters to contact their lawmakers and make it clear they stand against the impeachment of Paxton.

“Paxton has demonstrated his commitment to our grassroot conservative Christian values by going on the legal offense against Big Pharma, Big Tech, the Mexican Drug Cartel, the Trans Sex Mutilation Medical Clinics, the Crooked Politicians who rig elections, the RINOs and the Communist Democrats,” the letter states. “He has sued the Biden Administration 47 times over such issues as illegal immigrants, sex traffickers and drug dealers who are flooding into Texas. You can judge a man by his enemies. Paxton has fought all these powerful, evil forces, so it is no wonder they want to get rid of him.”

The group refers to the impeachment attempt as a “well-planned hatchet job” that has been “in the works” since Paxton defeated George P. Bush in the Republican primary election last year.

“The Radical Left and their RINO allies are attempting to use the same playbook on Attorney General Ken Paxton that they have been using on Donald Trump,” the letter continues. “Paxton’s opponents want to overturn his re-election by political chicanery.”

The letter is signed by several prominent Republican leaders, including:

  • Matt Rinaldi, Chairman, Republican Party of Texas
  • Robin Armstrong, M.D., National Committeeman, Republican Party of Texas
  • Jared Woodfill, J.D., President, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Fmr. Chmn., Harris Co. Republican Party
  • Cindy Siegel, Chair, Harris County Republican Party
  • Hon. Molly White, Fmr. State Representative
  • Cary Cheshire, Tarrant County Patriots PAC
  • Dr. Rick Scarborough, President, Recover America
  • Doug Giles, Pastor, Liberty Fellowship, Austin
  • Hon. Rick Green, Fmr. State Representative, President, Patriot Academy
  • Sam Malone, Conservative Talk Radio, Owner, 512 New Media
  • Luke Macias, Host of the Luke Macias Show
  • Anne Newman, President, Speak up Texas
  • Ann Hettinger
  • Steven Hotze, M.D., Founder & CEO, Conservative Republicans of Texas

Paxton was impeached by the House at the end of May on 20 disputed charges of misapplication of public resources, bribery, obstruction of justice, abuse of public trust, and disregard of official duties. The impeachment has since been denounced by the Republican Party of Texas, former President Donald Trump, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

The Senate trial is slated to begin on September 5.

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