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Ken Paxton is the only AG not to Condemn Insurrection and Should Resign

Indicted Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton is the Only Attorney General Unwilling to Condemn the Violent Insurrection at the US Capitol One Week Ago

Austin, Texas — It was one week ago, indicted Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton incited violence among right-wing terrorists gathered in Washington DC just before they stormed the Capitol building by force.

Paxton is now the only state attorney general unwilling to condemn the violence that resulted in the deaths of five people, one of those being a federal police officer at the US Capitol.

ICYMI: Houston Chronicle: Texas AG Ken Paxton declines to join 50 attorneys general in condemning Capitol riot

“Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton was notably absent from a Jan. 12 letter signed by 50 state and territorial attorneys general that condemns the Capitol riot.”

More from the Houston Chronicle: 

Paxton is exactly opposite what our Democracy stands for. He should immediately vacant his office

Texas Democratic Party Communications Director Abhi Rahman issued the following statement:

“Though Paxton has been part of a long line of Texas Republicans who refused to accept the election results, he is the ONLY state attorney general to refuse to condemn the violence at the US Capitol on January 6.

“Everyone, apparently except Ken Paxton, recognizes these violent groups are disgusting. Texans are sick of this nonsense. We should all remember, indicted Ken Paxton is up for reelection in 2022.”

You can reach Ken Paxton’s office at  512-463-2100.

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