Texas state GOP Sen. Angela Paxton released a statement regarding the acquittal of her husband, state Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, on Monday, stating that she agreed with the upper chamber’s decision.
Angela Paxton was not allowed to vote on her husband’s acquittal due to a conflict of interest, but she was allowed to be present in the state chamber during the trial. The 16 articles against Ken Paxton were dismissed on Saturday after the chamber voted against conviction.
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“I wholeheartedly affirm the Senate’s decision to acquit. Although prohibited from voting on the articles of impeachment, I was present as a member of the court for the entire trial, and I listened carefully to every word of testimony on behalf of my constituents,” Angela Paxton said. “Had I been allowed to vote, I would have cast my vote with those who acquitted on each and every article.”
Texas state Sen. Angela Paxton bows her head in prayer before her husband’s impeachment trial resumes.
The state senator thanked her supporters for the love the couple had received after the verdict, stating that she was “incredibly grateful” for the encouragement and support. Before the trial began, Angela Paxton announced her bid for a fourth term in the state legislature.
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