Abbott endorses Trump and fails to speak out against his anti-Hispanic insults and attacks
While running for Governor in 2014, Greg Abbott told highly respected McAllen Monitor Editor Carlos Sanchez that as Governor he would take anti-Hispanic comments personally and hold all other Republicans accountable for any anti-Hispanic views and speech. Abbott said:
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick ducks real Texas problems by bringing fake outrage to Fort Worth
Dan Patrick has decided to grandstand a Fort Worth school board meeting last night. He will show up to bully local school children, their parents and school officials over a nonexistent controversy on transgender issues.
Paxton now being prosecuted in both federal and state court
Earlier today, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a formal complaint in Federal District Court in Sherman, Texas charging that Texas AG Paxton engaged in securities fraud. Paxton is already being prosecuted in state court in Collin County, Texas for violations of Texas securities law.
New hire reinforces Cruz reputation for dirty tricks
When news broke yesterday about new staff hires among statewide Republicans in Texas the focus was primarily on Ken Paxton naming ideologue Jeff Mateer as First Assistant Attorney General. The Mateer hire is newsworthy, and we’ll have much more on him in later reports.
News reports have confirmed that two additional criminal prosecutors have been assigned to investigate Ken Paxton’s potentially illegal involvement in a shady Collin County land scheme. The prosecutors will look into a series of transactions that could show Paxton using insider information to personally profit from the exchange and sale of land to Collin County.