The Texas Senate voted today to allow disgraceful Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to remain in office rather than impeaching him.
Above you see Greg Abbott's statement about Paxton. They are getting right back to bad actions.
Much of the focus about the vote has been about various factions of the Texas Republican Party.
But who cares? The Texas legislative session earlier this year was cruel and awful. There is not a decent or thoughtful faction in the Texas Republican Party.
It's good to have the clarity the impeachment verdict today provides.
We are being told out loud there are no standards in Texas other than Republican power. We have an unaccountable thug as the top law enforcement officer in Texas, while at the same time Republicans in Texas and the nation support Donald Trump's return to the White House.
We must vote.
We must also understand that the Republican Party does not respect democracy.
There is not some reasonable process and procedure of government going on in Austin. There is a drive toward authoritarian power.
We must vote, organize, be ready to protest and be aware of our physical safety in this political environment.
The Houston Democracy Project is working everyday to make protection and expansion of democracy a top issue in 2023 Houston city politics & to inspire, organize and strengthen pro-democracy coalitions in Houston.
Protecting democracy is the central issue in Houston and Harris County politics. We've lost our Houston elected school board in what just 60 years ago was a Jim Crow city. Local Republican voters, candidates and officials are strongly aligned with the authoritarian and vengeful plans of Donald Trump and the Republican Party. We must be ready to respond, organize and protect ourselves.
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I'm Neil Aquino