Final Thoughts on the Impeachment Trial of AG Ken Paxton and Interview with Mark Davis

September 19, 2023

As you no doubt know, the impeachment trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton ended on Saturday with the acquittal on all sixteen Articles of Impeachment.

My work began months before the trial started and I took my role very seriously. I served on the Senate Special Committee for Rules and Procedures for the Court of Impeachment and as a judge and juror in this historic process. 

My commitment to you prior to the start of the trial was that I would hold my constitutional responsibility in the highest regard and make the best decision in recognition of my oath, to render a true verdict according to the laws, and the evidence, so help me God. And I did just that. 

For more insight into the process, please listen to my interview with Mark Davis yesterday.  I think it will answer a lot of your questions about the trial and final vote to acquit.  My interview was followed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.  This was the first impeachment trial of its kind since 1917.  Between the two interviews you’ll hear a lot that has not been widely reported.