Republicans in Texas Hold Their Own
Republicans in Texas stayed red in 2020. As a result, they didn’t lose any Republican Congress members. This was in spite of a huge and expensive push by Democrats. Yet in an important year, Republicans held on to the majority in their state legislature. This was to ensure control over redistricting in 2021
Republicans in Texas Want to Go It Alone
Something has got into the Texas GOP. This is because in In the span of one week, the attorney general filed a seditious lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court. The state GOP leaders have announced they think it’s about time Texas secedes from the nation.
Texas Politicians Take Extreme Measures
They say power and the desperation to attain it or hold on to it can motivate morally and politically strange behavior. There is also a fear of potentially going to jail. Therefore, it seems even partisan PR stunts are bigger in the Lone Star state – Texas.
Reports showed that the FBI is investigating allegations that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton broke the law by using his office to serve the interests of a political donor. It would viewed as federal crime. This crime is that President Donald Trump could possibly early pardon Paxton. This possible even though the attorney general has not been technically charged with anything.
U.S. Supreme Court Refused to Look at This Lawsuit and Overturn the Election Results
Against the backdrop of these problems, Paxton tried and unsuccessfully filed a lawsuit last week asking the Supreme Court to overturn the election results in the four key battleground states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Detractors Further Diminished any Potency of the Aborted Lawsuit
Though Paxton was hoping this move would earn him the attention and adoration of the chief executive. In fact, he was right. President Trump was very happy and want to participate in the lawsuit. Unfortunately, the lawsuit was refused by the U.S. Supreme Court just a few days later, last Friday evening.Legal experts from all over the country said from the beginning that this case would go nowhere. It was seen as frivolous and a legal stunt.