If the acquittal in the impeachment trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for wrongdoing is an indication of what’s to come on a national level next year, we’re in trouble.
When House Republicans voted overwhelmingly to impeach one of their own for flagrantly and regularly breaking the law, I thought to myself, finally…they actually do have it within themselves to take the moral, ethical, and legal high ground on occasion.
I was wrong.
When push came to shove and with Donald Trump urging them on, Senate colleagues rallied around the bellicose attorney and voted to let him off the hook in spite of the evidence against him.
It ain’t over yet though….Paxton is facing other charges including those related to challenging the outcome of the 2020 election, which could result in his disbarment.
The chickens may yet still come home to roost.