GOP Sen. Ben Sasse Says Ken Paxton Filed TX Suit Because He’s Hoping for a Trump Pardon
Donald Trump wanted to continue his fight to overturn the election, but he was running out of lawyers. Sidney Powell had been fired for her increasingly ludicrous statements. Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis were both in quarantine after contracting COVID-19.
In stepped Ken Paxton. On Wednesday, the Texas Attorney General filed a lawsuit in hopes that the Supreme Court would invalidate Joe Biden’s electoral win. Most legal scholars think the case is a total long-shot. According to Ben Sasse, though, Paxton didn’t file the suit to overturn the election. The Nebraska senator thinks Paxton filed the suit in hopes that Trump will pardon him.
When asked about the Texas lawsuit, Sasse replied, “I’m no lawyer, but I suspect the Supreme Court swats this away. From the brief, it looks like a fella begging for a pardon filed a PR stunt rather than a lawsuit – as all of its assertions have already been rejected by federal courts and Texas’ own solicitor general isn’t signing on.”
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) December 10, 2020
In October, 7 officials in the Texas Attorney Generals office called for Paxton to be investigated. They wrote in a statement, “We have a good faith belief that the attorney general is violating federal and/or state law including prohibitions related to improper influence, abuse of office, bribery and other potential criminal offense.”
The Supreme Court has yet to decide whether they will look at the case or not.