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"United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Earn great pay with outstanding federal benefits and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives. Learn more online at cbp .gov slash careers slash USBP. That's off the uh that was uh that was my birthday five years ago. The uh the boss vocal performer that enables me to do things like this. Welcome. A little delight. Groove is in the heart. Topics are in the air. Mike is in the house. How you doing, man? I'm good. I'm excited for you. I'm looking forward to hearing your conversation with Ken Paxton following Tucker's interview with Ken Paxton. I watched it last night. You know, the significance of this is so profound. It strikes me as to all the examples we're seeing of the machine trying to shut people down that they want to stop. Yeah. And if they can't stop them legitimately, if they can't get them beat at the ballot box, if they can't win in legitimate ways, then let's figure out a way to cheat. Let's figure out, let's impeach. Let's, let's have trials. Let's, let's do, let's cancel them any way we can. Let's sue them. Let's, let's prosecute them. Look at what's happening with Trump. I mean, that's the Ken Paxton story in a nutshell. They've tried to stop. And I love the way Tucker framed this, and you have too, so brilliantly. Ken Paxton is arguably the biggest thorn in the, in the side of the Biden administration that he's, that the administration's got. And he has been relentless. And as you pointed out, he's, he's on the right side of every issue, borders, law and order, the Constitution, everything, the second amendment, first amendment, go down the list, everything we pray for and that we want, Ken Paxton's on the right side of. And so they've decided, okay, we can't, he wins in a landslide. We can't stop him there. I know, let's impeach him. Now it's the same thing with Trump. There's such an analogy between the Ken Paxton story and the Donald Trump story. We can't stop his skyrocketing poll numbers. He's, he's apparently going to be the GOP nominee. And now there's a path for a number two that might not be Ron DeSantis. I mean, all along we've said Trump or DeSantis, Trump and DeSantis, apparently the New Hampshire voters don't agree. Who's, who's second? Is Vivek second in there? I don't know. It's like a race for the, it's, they're all close, they're all clustered together for second, but it's, but DeSantis is fifth.
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"Off to have a new confession, you might like this one. The Grammy winner will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in Las Vegas. The NFL, Apple Music and Roc Nation announced today that Usher will lead the halftime festivities at the stadium on February the 11th. The 44 year old says it's an honor of a lifetime to finally check a Bowl Super performance off his bucket list. Usher is currently headlining a residency in Vegas which has drawn sold out shows and rave reviews. Thanks for watching! A new film produced by a moviemaker with local ties explores ... explores the history and importance of African American women on corporate boards. Board's number one responsibility is to hire and fire the CEO of major companies. Shannon Nash is one of the film's executive producers and also CFO of Alphabet's drone unit, Wing. College. I went to the University of Virginia. Nash's path to corporate board membership was through black women on boards. To help other black women who were absolutely qualified to be on boards but were not getting opportunities. As the organization grew, Nash had an idea to really get in front of the next generation. I said, you gotta make a home. Their research started with a question. Who was the first African American woman on a corporate board? Search results yielded name a but Nash learned from a mentor the very first black woman on a corporate board was someone else. It's Patricia Robiteras. They knew they were on to something. Because anytime you can really make sure that history is right you're on to like a worthwhile project to even, you know, devote your nights and weekends to make sure it happens. Liz Anderson, WTOP News. And you can read more at WTOP .com. The family of a black student in Texas suspended for his The family of Daryl George has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton over his ongoing suspension by his school district for his hairstyle. The 17 year old black high school student has been serving an in -school suspension for three weeks at his Houston area school. It's after school officials said his dreadlocks fall below his eyebrows and earlobes and violate the district's dress code. The lawsuit accuses Abbott and Paxton of failing to enforce the CROWN Act, a new state law outlawing racial discrimination based on hairstyles. Daryl George's mother also says his hair is neatly tied in twisted dreads on top of his head. Matt Piper, CBS News. Sports at 25 and 55 Powered by Red River, technology decisions aren't black and white. Think red. And here's Frank Ben have a reality check for the commanders. They lose to the Buffalo Bills
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/20/23
"Music I needed me some Gary Numan mic with a little new wavy electronic sound of cars. Because I've done something now that you have done. My goal in life is to follow everything you've done. When I grow up, I want to be you. So guess what I've done? Don't get dry socketed. Okay, well, Lord knows. Oh, how'd that go? How'd that go? I may not make it today. I'm going to maybe do the hit with you and I am, boy, am I hurting. Oh, boy. I come out of here and I'm listening to the Mike Gallagher Show as all good Americans should. Bless your heart. You're saying, please call me so I don't have to talk as much. Oh, my gosh. And they oblige. Yeah, it's really. But what's going on? And then I'll get to my silly little story. Well, no, no, I didn't mean to interrupt you. I didn't want to. No, it's okay. First things first. And I know you're and you're a little cranky because listen, I want to I want to lift you up. If you've got to be scooped by anybody, be scooped by Tucker Carlson. No, you know what's funny? Because Paxton's people thought I'd be upset. Oh, we're so sorry. It's like, dude, it's Tucker flipping Carlson. There's 50 million people if that delays me a day. And I also totally understand in Tucker world if they say, look, if Ken Paxton is going to be on with us. No other media before this airs. I completely understand. Well, it also gives you a lot of great material based on what he's going to say. Five o 'clock tonight, it drops. Yeah, yeah. Because when I saw that unfolding, I thought about the timing because I saw his announcement of being on with Tucker and I knew he was going to do your show. And I thought, well, I'll bet you the Tucker thing has got to go first, probably. And they're bringing him to Maine, right? That he has been there. It has happened. It's been taped. Absolutely. Oh, wow. Interesting. So anyway, I had this stupid wisdom tooth surgery Friday and was feeling great Saturday, a little less great Sunday, starting to feel bad Monday. By Tuesday, full -fledged pain. Go to the dentist. He said, yep, you've got dry socket. I said, well, Lord. And don't look that up online if you're going to have wisdom tooth surgery. So it's like a really, really awful, awful pain. It's like when the I don't want to get too graphic. But it's it's people who know it, know it. Dry socket is what you don't want to have after you get your wisdom tooth taken out. So I'm not sure I'm going to make it. Is there something you I remember when I had some wisdom teeth taken out. I remember a piece of device that said, don't do fill in the blank or you'll get dry socket. What was that? And did you do it? Well, I ate and that's you know, you got to eat and have that. No kidding. And that's sucking through a straw. How about a straw straws? Bad. No straws. No, you know, don't chew on that side. You don't want to get food in there, but good luck not getting food in it. And that's the problem. The dentist, the oral surgeon said, oh, boy, you got some food in there. I said, I've been trying to rinse with saltwater and like they told me to do. And I you know, but it's bad. I mean, I was up all night and tossing and turning and you can't. And it's always bad. Of course, it's this interesting dilemma that everybody has in life. Everybody goes to the doctor, has the same. And if you've got a problem like this, they don't want to give you narcotics. They are so reluctant because of the scared of you. Well, hooked on something ensuing. Yeah. Because of the whole, you know, national epidemic. Opioids have a bad name. Opioids have a bad name. Opioids are awesome. The cause. There's a drop. They used to be the cause. I mean, the purpose properly used has been. And what's the thing? You saw it, didn't you? A painkiller. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. About about the Sackler family and all that. So this is they all this Dr.
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"They're eating and the history behind it, ending the mystery and perhaps the shaming that can take place. Steve Kathan, CBS News. The family of a black student in Texas suspended for his hair is now suing the state. The family of Darrell George has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton over his ongoing suspension his by school district for his hairstyle. The 17 year old black high school student has been serving an in -school suspension for three weeks at his Houston area school. Its after school officials said his dreadlocks fall below his eyebrows and lobes and violate the district's dress code. The lawsuit accuses Abbott and Paxton of failing to enforce the Crown Act, state a new law outlawing racial discrimination based on hairstyles. Darrell George's mother also says his hair is neatly tied in twisted dreads on top of his head. Matt Piper, CBS News. Sports at 25 and 55, powered by Maximus, moving forward. Here's Jay Brooks. Well Michael, Alumni Weekend at Landover, Washington hosting Buffalo,
"ken paxton" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Next week, the teeth of the Russian devils will mash ever harder and their rabid mouths will foam in uncontrollable frenzy as the world will see a favorite Kremlin propagandist pay for their crimes. And this puppet of Putin is only the first. Russia's war criminal propagandist will all be hunted down and justice will be served as we in Ukraine are led on this mission by faith in God, liberty and complete liberation. That's a hundred percent real. It's not a parody. Just throw 26 up there. This is a man by the name of Big Mike. It's Big Mike that wears a wig and camouflage wearing woman face, no different than a white person wearing black face, pantomiming and camouflaging himself as a woman from Florida originally. That's what your military effort is funding. That's what your one hundred and forty billion dollars, 70 billion in military equipment, 70 billion in cash. J.D. Vance has asked the question, hey, are there any Americans on your kill list? He is not so clear. Play cut 24. Without Republicans and Democrats working together on behalf of Ukraine, our growing and unstoppable success on the battlefield and the inevitable victory it will bring over the Russian invaders would take significantly longer. America is once more showing why its history's greatest republic and the world's lone superpower. Free speech is the pillar of all democracy. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, along with the rest of that sacred document, is ordained by God. In Ukraine, we do not seek vengeance, only justice. Because of this, these enemies of freedom and democracy will have to answer for their crimes in a court of law. And God thinks you are an abomination. Let's read Deuteronomy. So this man, masquerading as a woman, saying that we're going to hunt down Putin puppets and dissidents. So when Zelensky comes to town, will a single Republican ask, do you have any Americans on your kill list? Is the CIA involved in this? Slava Ukrainian! Play 27. Vladimir Putin, you are already in hell. We are counting your days down now. Your fascism, your totalitarianism will not get a monument, Vladimir Putin. Slava Ukrainian. They're all deranged. I mean, I would be against the war and funding money without this person. It just makes it so much easier to criticize because we've said the whole time this is a proxy war for Western values. Western values now are pro-trans, pro-castration, men can give birth, open borders, all this sort of stuff. Hey, Zelensky, can I give you some free advice? If you, and I'm a critic of yours, if you want more money, don't have Dylan Mulvaney types be your spokesperson. They're going to destroy your support in the West, but it's intentional. They do this as a middle finger to you. They do this because they want to remind you what this war is all about. This war is not about sovereignty or Putin invading. This war is about trans value hegemony. That's what it's about. We are going to have dominance. They're pandering to the woke pro-war left. When AOC sees this, maybe she's like, well, maybe I actually don't hate Ukraine that much. Maybe I like them. Rashida Tlaib, they get off when they see Dylan Mulvaney types pretending to be tough people. Slava Ukrainian. So Biden is in power, so they're just going to coerce for more money. As the gangster, the pimp, the uppity foreigner comes to D.C. for more of your money on Thursday while our border remains open. Thanks so much for listening, everybody. Email us as always. Thank you so much for listening and God bless. When I grow up, I want to work for a woke company like Superwoke. When I grow up, when I grow up, I want to be hired based on what I look like rather than my skills. I want to be judged by my political beliefs. I want to get promoted based on my chromosomes. When I grow up, I want to be offended by my coworkers and walk around the office on eggshells and have my words policed by H.R. Words like grandfather, peanut gallery, long time no see, no can do. When I grow up, I want to be obsessed with emotional safety and do workplace sensitivity training all day long. When I grow up, I want to climb the corporate ladder just by following the crowd. I want to be a conformist. I want to weaponize my pronouns. What are pronouns? It's time to grow up and get back to work. Introducing the number one woke-free job board in America, RedBalloon.Work.
"ken paxton" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"There's an entirely new ecosystem now that exists that the crony insiders are still learning about. They thought that they could threaten, smear, run ads, slander, but they're starting to wake up that there's podcasting, over-the-top media, shows like ours on Real America's Voice, Bannon's program, Posobics program, social media. There's been several downsides to social media, obviously. But one of the positives is now we have a little bit more of a decentralized way for us to be able to communicate. A decentralized way for us to be able to hold these people accountable, to engage in guerrilla warfare. Remember New Hampshire? You guys made New Hampshire happen. They still cite us, by the way. They still talk about us in all the articles. Charlie Kirk and his listeners. Charlie Kirk and his listeners. And they don't understand. They're like, well, Charlie's not on Fox News. How does he have all this following? We have one of the top podcast broadcasts out there and we've earned it throughout the years. This is why Media Matters hawks our show. It's a grassroots driven show. And it also is because we have an ongoing conversation together. You email me, I read the emails. I internalize what you say. We have over a million people that listen to our program every single day. That's no BS, no spin. We can prove it. Praise God. And so then, therefore, when these things pop up, Paxton, New Hampshire, we pounce. We use the surgical strike method. And this article in Axios, the bad guys don't get it. What is going on here? You're trying to tell me that the Republican senators of the Texas jury for the indictment, or the impeachment, I should say, they don't, they're not swayed by the Dallas Morning News? No. They're not swayed by the Austin Statesman or the Houston Chronicle? No. So it's a massive win. And it's a bigger win than I think even people realize. It shows that what we have been building of guerrilla warfare, decentralized voices, focusing on the truth, not insider deals, is going to be the future of the party. The future of the movement rests in shows like this one. And we're doing our best to fill the void now with Tucker no longer on the air, Rush Limbaugh no longer on the air. This is a very, this is quite a significant grassroots win. And the oligarchs, they are not happy right now. In fact, the speaker of the House, Dade Phelan, is coming out and he says, there will be a price to pay for the republic. Well, he's saying that about his own party. There's going to be a price to pay for listening to your voters? Really goes to show how far Texas has fallen. So it's a big victory for you guys, a very significant victory. Again, I wish I could take credit for it. I can't. I'm nothing more than a vessel, than a spokesperson. And I want to just be very clear, based on some of the allegations and testimony, it seems as if Paxton did some not so favorable things, some glamorous things in his personal life. But they couldn't prove a single crime in this. And despite having a whole week to assassinate his character in every way imaginable, and the voters knew the allegations and they gave him power. And the crony cabal, as I could call them, in Austin, Texas, they are no better. They are no better than what we are seeing in Washington, D.C. We now have to remove these Bush insiders one by one. I just love this Axios article, this quote. Behind the scenes, national republicans organized an under-the-radar campaign of outside conservatives pressure on Texas senators. The outside unofficial team operated like an independent, independently of the legal operation, Paxton operation, like a super PAC without the money. They can't understand that there was no war room, there was no blueprint, there was no whiteboard. You know what it was? It was a bunch of people, like Bannon, myself, and others, that just did the right thing. They say, one of the guys said, it was kind of like a super PAC without the money. It's called grassroots politics. We listen to our voters, we see what's happening, and then we fight. You see, everything that the insiders do is coordinated, centralized. When you actually care about things, you do them for free! Nobody needs a payoff. I know it's a hard thing for the oligarchs to understand, because they spent millions of dollars on this. Millions of dollars. And here we are, this anti-fragile bulwark that held the line. Okay, that is your feel-good story for the day, and let's get now to some other parts of the news, which is not as good. Alright, the grifter is coming to Washington, D.C. on Thursday. I find this whole thing to be just so repulsive. And we're gonna cover it throughout the week. But our country is falling apart, the dollar is getting deteriorated because of this proxy war, and we have to be lectured, blackmailed, extorted on the CIA network of CBS, telling us that we're defending the values of the whole world. What values exactly are you defending? This is really important, everybody. Zelensky views himself as a defender of trans values, of gay values, of diversity, equity, inclusion, and ESG. The Ukraine-Russian war is a proxy war of the woke versus totalitarian fascism. I don't have a side in that fight. In fact, I don't like either of them. I want a free society. But I'm certainly not on Ukraine's side, I'm on America's side. And yet, Republicans are enthusiastically supporting Zelensky, saying, well, he defends the values of the Western world. I don't believe in modern Western values. Do you believe in modern Western values? Of castrating children at the age of 12? Of pornography in textbooks? Of post-birth abortion? I don't believe in those modern Western values. So Zelensky is trying to say, well, this is all about a value fight. I reject those values. In fact, I reject the modern values of censorship that the American government uses, and interfering with elections, and putting political dissidents in prison. If that's Western values, we should have the entire Republican Party say, Zelensky, we don't believe in those values. Those are the values of the American Democrat Party or the American Uniparty, not the Constitutional Republic. Play cut four. We're defending the values of the whole world, and these are Ukrainian people who are paying the highest price. We can't change Putin. Russian society has lost the respect of the world. They elected him and re-elected him, and raised a second Hitler. They did this. Okay, I want to just go through how unbelievably irresponsible this is. And any Republican, will you please stand up when this grifter comes to Washington, D.C. Thursday, and confront the mafia when they come asking for more money? Now understand, Zelensky is just being fed talking points by our own intelligence agencies. Zelensky is a puppet of the intelligence agencies. He came to power because of a color revolution that we executed in Ukraine. But was any Republican lawmaker in leadership? Hold on, time out, time out, time out. Zelensky is not just going after Putin. Did you listen carefully to what Zelensky said? He's declaring war on the Russian people. Typically, when you have these disputes, this is usually what you say. The leader of Russia is no good, but the people are being held hostage by a bad leader. That's usually the playbook of the Central Intelligence Agency. We did it in Libya, we did it in Iraq, we did it in Afghanistan. No, no, no. What Zelensky is saying is that it's all bad. That it's 130 million people that are all evil. He's not just saying that Putin is bad. Listen carefully. He's saying that Russian society is bad. This is how you get nuclear war. The way that Zelensky is talking lays the foundation to just drop a nuke on Moscow. They're all bad. They're all evil. No nuance that Russian society has allowed another Hitler to come to power. If that's another Hitler to come to power, Zelensky, why do you have so many Nazis in your military? If Putin is Hitler, why do so many of the people that you empower in the Ukrainian military, called the Azov Battalion, have swastikas? Why do you give them military awards? Why are so many Nazis part of Zelensky's chosen military battalion? Can anybody answer that question? And yes, of course, the American government is outright funding Nazism. Nobody wants to mention it. The New York Times finally stumbled into that story five or six months ago. Oh, it looks like the front lines of the Ukrainian resistance have swastikas. Yes, that's correct. So Zelensky expects more money, more of your money. And your Republican Party just keeps on writing checks, keeps on writing checks. They're all in. They are all in. What does success look like? They can't tell us. Zelensky tells you what success looks like. In fact, the trans person who we said might have threatened, I don't know, my life last week, didn't even clarify his statement. We're going to play that, which, by the way, we got at least 100 emails of people saying, Charlie, do not play parodies on your show. No, no, it's real. Ryan, get the one from last week, too. It's a 100 percent real the spokesperson of the Ukrainian Defense Force. Remember, when he says the values, he means he's fighting for the transification of Ukraine. Literally, he has a trans spokesperson. That's what the American government is funding. They're not fighting for constitutionalism. They're not fighting for individual liberty. They're not fighting for the promise of self-government. They're fighting for the transification of Kiev. This is not a parody. No, we received lots of emails over the weekend. Charlie, you cannot play parodies. This is no, this is not a parody. This is a man pretended to be a woman who is the spokesperson for the Ukrainian Defense Force. So just let's be clear. Every Republican who votes to send more money to Ukraine is supporting a militantly trans fighting force. That's their spokesperson, not a member of their military, a spokesperson. Ukraine is the mascot for the gay, the globalist American empire. Listen to how this person speaks. We did a whole segment on this last week. Is this man threatening to murder American citizens? Play cut 22. Russia hates the truth that their obsessive focus on a Ukrainian volunteer is simply allowing the light of the Ukrainian nation's honesty to shine brightly.
"ken paxton" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"So there's this piece in Axios that talks about the Paxton impeachment. Scoop. How Republicans pressured Texas senators over Paxton's impeachment trial. And it's an insider account of what happened. Now mind you, the major oligarchs of the Republican Party nationally were not interested in this. This was grassroots driven. Ten years ago, Paxton would have been removed from office. The insiders are shocked that they weren't able to get this done. Understand, this was not just a vanity project for the ruling class of Austin. They're humiliated right now. They are humiliated. They thought for sure they'd be able to get this done. But there was a glitch in their thinking. There was a faulty presupposition. And it was you. You see, it says here in the article, quote, We didn't care what the mainstream media said. We ignored them from start to finish. The goal was to fire up the grassroots. A story in the National Pulse, post-Millennial, and similar publications was more valuable than any harm an A1 New York Times story could do. It says here, Charlie Kirk was vital, the strategist said. Quote, He had his people, you, posting senators' office numbers and was giving them out on a show. Driving the senators absolutely crazy. So the Bush cartel thought that they could do the same old playbook. They are angry they do not run Texas. They want revenge against Paxton, and quite honestly, revenge against you, the grassroots, the people who love the Constitution, and don't want a permanent multi-generational oligarchy, which the Bushes are, permanent multi-generational oligarchy running the country. It's not healthy. It certainly isn't what America should be about. A promise of self-government. A promise of not having a group of insiders to call the shots. And they're looking around and they wonder, how did we lose this thing? We had the mainstream media on our side. They had some of the biggest donors on their side. The answer is because of you. Ken Paxton's defense lawyer, Tony Busby, play cut 13. And there is no doubt there have been hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of articles about Ken Paxton, how bad Ken Paxton is. Everybody has heard it. And guess what? The voters heard it, too. And guess what? Ken Paxton won hands down. Resounding victory. He beat the latest in line for the Bushes. Let it be known. Let it be clear now. The Bush era in Texas ends today. He's right. The people don't want the Bushes. The Bushes are angry about that. The Bushes, they don't understand why the conservative base has left them. Left them because we realized who you really are. You want to invade the world, invite the world, keep the borders wide open. George W. Bush is crying tears for Zelensky, crocodile tears, while our border is completely open. Our base is awake. We want nothing to do with that whole cartel of permanent war, corporate interests. And it's because of you. Ten years ago, a decade ago, Paxton would have been removed. If the Bushes would have green-lighted it, he would have been removed. And they got some other conservatives. Louie Gohmert is not a Bush guy, but they got him to agree to this thing. Chip Roy is not a Bush guy. They got him to agree to this thing. But the remnants, the bulwark, I should say, which is a loaded word nowadays, is the people. The base of the conservative movement understands the stakes and the odds far better than their leaders do. Far better than the ruling class of the Lone Star State does. The oligarchs of the Lone Star State wanted to make an example out of Ken Paxton. You step out of line, you're a little too conservative, we don't like you, we're going to take you out. And let me just say, as we put this segment to a close, how humiliating it is for the great people of Texas to have all this wasted time, energy, and money going after an effective AG while your border in Texas is the laughingstock of the country. People say, oh, you know, we're Texas tough. No, you aren't. I've said this before. Instead of trying to remove Attorney General Paxton, why don't you mobilize every military asset you have to the southern border and repel the invasion? Now, you're too worried about settling scores, sending show trial messages. The bushes are all hat, no cattle. The bushes are out of the way. The people are back in charge of the state of Texas, and we got other officeholders to remove. This summer, you could spend thousands of dollars on planes, hotels, and tourist traps, or you could spend less money on a beautiful garden that will give you years of pleasure with FastGrowingTrees.com. 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"ken paxton" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Paxton's trial in the Senate was unfolding over the past week and we were following that closely. We were tracking which voters in the Texas Senate were considering the swing votes, were considered the swing votes for removing Paxton. And we were one of the few shows to get their phone numbers, put them on social media, and mobilize you, the grassroots, to have a voice. Now mind you, this was not just Democrats. Chip Roy, who I have a lot of respect for, Louie Gohmert, who I consider a friend, Rick Perry, who I consider a friend, they all came out against Ken Paxton, all of them. Chip Roy said, quote, for the good of the people of Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton must resign. Louie Gohmert, anyone who wasn't deaf and blind in Austin, knows that he had eight quality people, including a really valiant Texas Ranger, saying this guy is corrupt. Rick Perry said shame on those Republicans working to delegitimize the impeachment process. That's Louie Gohmert, Chip Roy, and Rick Perry. You see, I saw it differently. And you saw it differently, most importantly. The will of the Texas voters was, we want Ken Paxton as the Attorney General of Texas. And I'm going to walk through how you, the grassroots, defeated the Bush cartel, how you, the grassroots, defeated the ruling class of Texas, a rare victory when everything seems overwhelmingly negative. The people are now in charge of Texas, not the insider. I want to talk about ReliefFactor.com. I want you guys to check out ReliefFactor.com. 100% drug-free, knee pain, back pain, joint pain, elbow pain. Check out ReliefFactor Energy. Help makes your body make nutrients readily available. ReliefFactor Sleep. I know a lot of you are probably having trouble sleeping. ReliefFactor Sleep could be the best solution for you. Everybody goes to bed, not everybody sleeps. We're all about helping people live lives that are filled with connection, exploration, passion, and emotion. That is what his life is all about. Make sure you guys are sleeping well. It's a major part of life. Check it out right now. ReliefFactor.com, ReliefFactor.com.
"ken paxton" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"On campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd.com. Who runs Texas? Well for years, Texas was run by the good old boy network. Texas being a deep red state, traditionally a deep red state, it's less and less a deep red state, but they still have 10, 15 point margins of victories for Republicans running for office across the state of Texas. They have two Republican senators, Republican governor, Republican attorney general. It's a red state, but not as red as it used to be. It's changed a little bit, but it's had more staying power, if you will, than the Castro brothers would like, or some of the prognosticators would like, but who runs Texas? Well during the Bush years, it was a group of crony insiders. The good old boys of Austin, Texas that would wheel and deal. They would talk a good game to their constituents at home and say, yeah, you know, we're pro 2A and conservative values, but they wouldn't always represent those values. And Texas has done a lot right. Texas has also failed in other ways. Texas has become a very corrupt state as far as institutionally. The Bush cartel ran Texas for years. They got whatever they wanted. State rep races, state senate races. The candidates that they chose, that they selected, that they put into office of their liking. Now Ted Cruz disrupted this a little bit to his great credit. Senator Ted Cruz was an insurgent. He was the Solicitor General of Texas. He won a primary. He wasn't supposed to win and ended up winning the general election. Ted Cruz was a little bit of the harbinger, a canary in the coal mine against the Texas Politburo. Now Texas is very similar to other states. Now as Texas actually becomes more of a competitive state, it actually loses some of this. But I have learned as I've traveled the country and visited all 50 states many times, and spoke at I think a Lincoln-Reagan day dinner in almost every single one of the 48 continental states, I've learned a lot. What I learned is that sometimes there is a curse of being too red of a state. That if your state is too Republican, like Wyoming for example, or South Dakota, and there is no Democrat party at all, the Democrats literally then just run as Republicans. So you might have one party rule, but you really don't have that conservative policy. You really don't have that red of a state. This is one of the reasons why Florida has been able to get so much through the legislature. Republicans run as Republicans, Democrats run as Democrats. By the way, this is starting to happen in California, when Republicans now just run as Democrats as insurgents. It's not as much as we'd like though. One party rule can be a very damaging thing. It happens in Tennessee, it can happen in Kentucky, it happens in South and North Dakota, North Dakota especially. When there's no Democrat party, you have Democrats in the Republican party. So for years, the Bush Cartel ran Texas. The grassroots had very little to no voice. Why would you need a voice? It's the free state of Texas. We have that Texan attitude. Don't get in our way and we're gonna talk a big game. Well, of course Donald Trump changed a lot of that. Donald Trump even, some people said that he was gonna lose the state of Texas in 2016. And he was gonna lose the state of Texas in 2020. All that was complete and total nonsense. Now we've been following the kind of rumblings for months in Texas. Of how the insiders, the oligarchs, no different than the insiders or the oligarchs in Washington D.C. were trying to take out the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton. Who was duly elected, won a primary against, guess who? Ken Paxton won the primary against George P. Bush. The Bushes tried to primary Paxton and he won. The voters wanted Paxton and not Bush. But that did not stop the rumblings, the subterranean movements of the oligarchs. Now understand, things are connected. As Big Fannie Willis in Georgia and Dana Nessel in Michigan and Alvin Bragg in New York are using their state-based power to go after dissidents, the Democrats and the insiders said, how can we make sure the Republicans don't do this to us? Ah, let's put the number one most conservative Attorney General in the country on ice. We've been pleading for more state AGs to step up. But if they do a show trial and put on display a trial of humiliation for a Republican AG who dares to speak up, then that can scare and frighten other AGs. Psychological warfare to intimidate other attorneys general. By the way, this is happening right now with the Republican AG in Montana, believe it or not. Very similar type stuff. Who's outspoken and courageous, they're putting him on ice too. Not as much covered of a story, doesn't have as big of a platform as Ken Paxton. So Ken Paxton was rewarded by his voters, the voters of Texas. And we have not defended the allegations against Ken Paxton or his alleged behavior or alleged affairs. I don't encourage anybody to do that. But he's been a terrific Attorney General. As I mentioned, I was in Lubbock, Texas a couple weeks ago, speaking to a state representative at Trinity Church that I was speaking at. And there was hatred for Ken Paxton. The insiders of Texas wanted him gone. Now, why exactly they wanted him gone? It's not totally clear on the surface. Some of it was personal animus, some of it was revenge, some of it was the Bushes trying to send a statement that we still run the state of Texas. So we've been following this saga very, very closely. And the Republican establishment of Texas launched a legit coup d'etat against Paxton. While the border is completely wide open and millions of people are flooding into Texas, while the Biden regime has waged war on Americans, the priority of the people that are in the Texas House, a majority of them, was to impeach Ken Paxton. The priority was to put on a show trial, a coup d'etat, against the will of Texan voters. It wasn't about securing the southern border, stopping the invasion, stopping the drugs flowing into the cities of Houston, Austin, and Dallas. No, the chief priority was and remained get rid of the guy the grassroots supports. So Paxton was impeached by the House of Representatives. And you might be wondering or not really care, what were the allegations? A lot of personal life stuff. He cheated on his wife or he gave his alleged mistress a job and all that. Makes me roll my eyes considering that is the standard that we're going to use the impeachment process to go after somebody's personal life in the state of Texas. I'm not making an excuse for it, but come on. Republicans allied with Democrats in the Texas legislature to impeach Paxton and to try to remove him from office.
A highlight from Ken Paxton's Victory Is Your Victory
"Lots of channels. Nothing to watch. Especially if you're searching for the truth. It's time to interrupt your regularly scheduled programs with something actually worth watching. Salem News Channel. Straightforward, unfiltered, with in -depth insight and analysis from the greatest collection of conservative minds. Like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka, and more. Find truth. Watch 24 -7 on SNC .TV and on Local Now, Channel 525. Hey everybody, today on The Charlie Kirk Show, a grassroots victory. They tried to take out Ken Paxton. Texas has changed for the better. We examine it as a victory for the grassroots in Texas. Email us as always, freedom at charliekirk .com. Subscribe to the Charlie Kirk Show podcast. Open up your podcast application and type in Charlie Kirk Show. Get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Start a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. Buckle up everybody, here we go.
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"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV batteries' environmental impact, behind sand. Yeah, sand. You get context. And context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. And that is it for this edition of Bloomberg Best. I'm Ed Baxter. And I'm Denise Pellegrini. And this is Bloomberg. Stay with us now. Top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. United auto workers are holding talks with Ford and GM on day two of the UAW strike. Union members are striking for better pay and pension benefits. Representatives for both GM and Ford say negotiations have resumed after Friday's pause. Union leaders are pushing for what they call a strong and fair contract. President Biden sent two high level White House officials to help mediate the talks. Post tropical cyclone Lee is slamming New England as it barrels toward Canada. The latest update from the National Hurricane Center says Lee is now packing top winds of 75 miles per hour, about 100 miles south southeast of Eastport, Maine. Some 85 ,000 customers have lost power in Maine. Forecasters say tropical storm conditions are likely to continue for several more hours along the coast of Maine and Cape Cod. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will remain in office. State senators voted on 16 articles of impeachment today after ending deliberations. The senators acquitted the attorney general of all counts. Paxton only needed to be convicted of one of the articles to automatically be removed from office. He was accused of abusing the power of his office to help a political donor. U .S. Supreme Court Justice Katanji Brown Jackson is calling for American schools to teach the history of racism in the U .S. Jackson was in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday to mark the 60th anniversary of his death.
A highlight from Larry Taunton
"Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready to listen to a man of grace, sophistication, integrity, and whimsy? Well, so are we, but until such a man shows up, please welcome Eric Metaxas. Welcome back, folks. This is Eric Metaxas, and welcome to the show. It's hour two. I continue talking to John Smirack, and after this segment, we'll bring on Larry Taunton to go over the news of the day and other things, but the news of the day being Tucker Carlson's mind -blowing interview with Larry Sinclair. Absolutely insane, insane that we're hearing about this for the first time 15 years after we should have heard about it. And the country's a different country because the media and the Republicans just squashed this information because they think you're too stupid to be able to process it on your own, so they have to censor it for you, scandalous. Okay, John, you were talking about something else. I was saying that Winston Churchill had a lot of flaws. He had been a warmonger in 1914. In 1923, he was hostile to the Germans, even though they were the Weimar Republic. He was an anti -German jingoist, but in 1940, he was the indispensable man, the only man who would stop the British from surrendering after France fell and cutting a disgraceful deal that let Hitler essentially run Europe. He was the indispensable man for all his flaws. And there were people in his party, the British Conservative Party, who wanted to push him aside and make a deal with the Nazis because it seemed like the prudent and sensible thing to do. That is exactly when you hear pious Christians condemning Donald Trump saying, well, he's got this terrible moral character. And he says, he puts out mean tweets. They wanna shove Winston Churchill aside and make a deal with the enemies of freedom and surrender to them because they find things unsavory about Donald Trump. And that's what's happening potentially in the Texas Senate right now with Ken Paxton, a heroic defender of religious freedom and the unborn and America's borders and election integrity. He's being savaged from the left by people who hate all those things and attacked from the squish center by the Bush family, which just resents him for beating one of their family members, George P. Bush, in an election. So you've got the most disgusting squish rhinos on the one hand and the far left cooperating the way they cooperated in the election of Obama. So that is my latest political article, but I've got a much more important piece I'd like to talk about. Sure. It has to do with our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Was Jesus a sinner? Do we get to say that Jesus was a sinner too? I can't wait to hear where you're going with this one, John Smirack, what do you got? This is a theme I've seen first in mainline Protestant preaching and then in some woke evangelicals. So now of course it eventually filters down to the Vatican. One of the closest advisors to Pope Francis is Father Antonio Spadaro. He runs the semi -official magazine at the Vatican, La Civilta Cattolica. So he is like Pope Francis' right -hand man. He gave a sermon just recently about Jesus' encounter with the Canaanite woman. And I think we all sort of remember that story, this Canaanite woman whose daughter is possessed by a demon starts basically pestering Jesus for a miraculous cure. And Jesus makes her jump through a bunch of hoops. He tells her, look, I've only come to preach to the lost children of Abraham. It is not fit to give to the dogs the bread that is meant for the children. And when we read this, I think we're all a little shocked by it at first. Jesus doesn't sound very nuts. And we're like, wow, what is this? What is this about? I think it is one of those hard sayings in the gospel that we have to think through that challenge us. Jesus was not acting like Oprah here. He was being kind of a hard guy, kind of a tough guy. He makes the woman, basically she gets to the point of saying, but even the dogs get the scraps that fall from the master's table. Then Jesus praises her for her persistence and for her faith, and he heals her daughter, just remotely, heals her daughter. A happy ending. Well, Father Antonio Spadaro, Pope Francis's right -hand man, gave a sermon recently where he says Jesus does not care. He calls Jesus angry and insensitive. He says that his hardness is unshakable. He said that Jesus replies in a mocking and disrespectful way towards that poor woman, because he's apparently blinded by nationalism and theological rigor. But - Hold on, hold on, hold on. You're telling me that one of the top priests at the Vatican genuinely publicly disapproved of the behavior of Jesus of Nazareth, our God. He said that Jesus is giving in to his own racism and nationalism, but by the end, the woman, through her persistence, heals Jesus. He says, quote, Jesus also appears healed and in the end shows himself free from the rigidity of the dominant theological, political and cultural elements of his time. So in other words, the woman heals Jesus instead of Jesus healing the woman's daughter. Jesus's racism is rebuked and repents Jesus for his sin of racism. This is what Pope Francis's right -hand man is saying, but don't take comfort in the fact that you're Protestant. This crap has been around. Protestants have been preaching this for years. You would see it if you go to Woke Preacher TV, you can see videos of Protestant ministers saying this five years ago. Well, first of all, the word Protestant is meaningless because the Protestant church has been in the tank, since Dietrich Bonhoeffer was at union in 1930. I mean, we've had liberal, progressive Protestantism for about a hundred years, so - These are self -described evangelicals. Right, that's the difference. Some of these folks would be described as evangelicals, but they are woke and they're doing the same thing you're describing. But somebody that close to the pope to be saying this, unless you're exaggerating - No, I'm not exaggerating. I was quoting directly from the translation. So let me unpack what's going on here, okay? This is an attempt to put ourselves above Jesus to where we can judge Jesus Christ, because we're so enlightened and we're so intelligent and we have made so much progress. This is the ultimate rebellion, the ultimate new gospel of the Antichrist. And this is what is being preached in our churches where we can judge even the behavior of Jesus Christ. John, it's the clearest mercy I've ever heard. I mean, for somebody to be criticizing Jesus as having sinned even slightly, that goes against every doctrine of the church from the beginning. I can't imagine that this could be - That is what the Vatican is now preaching. So really what happened in this story is this woman is a Canaanite. She's a member of a fertility cult that used to sacrifice infants. So she basically is in a religion that worships demons. She comes to Jesus. The daughter she raised in the demon -worshipping religion is, big surprise, possessed by a demon. She asks Jesus for a miracle, a miracle, a suspension of the laws of nature. God is not some water tap. We turn it on and off. Oh, I need a miracle. Okay, thank you. She's asking for a miracle from a God whom she has rejected her whole life. He makes her jump through a few hoops to show her sincerity and then gives her a miracle. And yet these progressive Christians are so proud that they want to condemn Jesus so that they can feel superior to Jesus. That is the essence of liberal Christianity, where you are the ultimate authority and the secular culture around you are the ultimate authority. George Soros, Microsoft, Facebook, Harvard, Google, they are the authority. They judge even Christ. We have less than a minute left. It's just hard for me to believe that things are that bad, but it seems like they are that bad. I don't know how your average faithful Catholic could make sense of this. This is very, very disturbing. Well, we've had terrible popes before and we've had heretical popes before. We now have one who's probably the worst, most heretical in the history of the church.
Is the DOJ Simply Targeting Trump Supporters?
"Guarantee you there are many, many people who have murdered, who have raped, who have kidnapped, who have done horrific things, who got less than 22 years. You know, the phrase political prisoners is hard to shake off, isn't it? And the difficulty for me over this conversation is I'm not trying to make heroes out of the people who committed acts of violence on January 6th. They did enormous damage to this country. And giving the left and the Democrats this weapon against Trump is infuriating to me. And if that hadn't happened, they had nothing. You had thousands of people that showed up on January 6th and heard Trump give a speech. The end. And we'd be on to the next thing. I'm going to advance the theory and then I'm going to go to your calls. There's one reason, one reason alone this is happening. They're targeting Trump supporters. And it's happening all over the country. And it's happening from Trump on down. And they're weaponizing the Justice Department. They're weaponizing law enforcement as political actions. They're targeting Trump to stop him from running and winning in 2024. They're targeting Ken Paxton, the attorney general in Texas, because he's a staunch Trump supporter and a hardcore conservative and a big MAGA guy. They're trying to take him out through impeachment. Forget that the voters overwhelmingly elected him in a landslide. They're trying to impeach him and remove him because he's a Trump supporter, I believe. And of course, the people who are being sentenced to many, many, many years behind bars, it's because they're Trump supporters.
A highlight from The Vast Graveyard of Ivermectin Lies with Dr. Pierre Kory and John O'Shea
"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch anytime on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on local now channel 525. Hey everybody, the impeachment of Ken Paxton is underway in Texas and Dr. Pierre Khoury on the war on ivermectin. Very important conversation. Email us as always freedom at charliekirk .com. Get involved with Turning Point USA today at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Start a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created. Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here.
"ken paxton" Discussed on WTOP
"But prosecutors argue he helped orchestrate, And organize, one and of privately the NFL's claim the biggest assault on the Capitol. In Texas, an impeachment trial is underway against longtime Attorney General Ken Paxton, who accusations faces of corruption and misconduct. CBS's Janet Shamlian. Paxton has denied any wrongdoing. In court filings, this attorney arguing they have no evidence to support any articles of impeachment. Just so we're clear, the allegations are untrue. They are false. Attorneys convicted for killer Alex Murdoch want him to get a new trial. Attorney James Griffin claims a court clerk misled jurors. It was a direction on the case. testimony you should look at him Don't be fooled by him. That subject matter is absolutely material. That's the core of our defense. that's And something that we had no chance to defend against. Murdoch was convicted back in March for killing his wife and son. An escaped inmate keeps dodging authorities in Pennsylvania. KYW TV reporter Joe Holden is there the density of the woods the overgrowth the trees are are still if with full leaves So the sources in federal law enforcement tell me that they are up against the challenge here. Investigators haven't said how Danilo Cavalcante escaped but they warn he is dangerous. A nationwide ground stop has been lifted now for United Airlines the FAA says experiencing it was an equipment outage that prevented crews from contacting airline dispatchers. About 300 flights were affected. A story of survival and hope in Hawaii. Thousands of leaves on a 150 year old banyan tree in Lahaina Hawaii were scorched during last month's wildfire but its trunks survived. Volunteers like Chris Amante tell MauiNow .com they're doing all they can to save it. They've been hitting the tree with tons of water. We put about 600 gallons of compost tea down. We did root samples last week and we very had good news as far as new life in the roots. The tree covers an entire half block and has been the prop for many wedding and honeymoon photos. Matt Piper, CBS News. cheeseburger in Jimmy Buffett's sister reveals she was diagnosed with cancer around the same time about four years ago when he was diagnosed and is heartbroken that her brother didn't survive. Buffett died of skin cancer Friday at 76. This is CBS News. Staples stores provide innovative products and services for small business, remote workers and learners, even teachers and parents. Explore
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 08/03/23
"Kelly Clark with uh Kelly Clarkson with the MAGA theme I don't know what doesn't kill you makes you stronger Donald Trump it is it is the Trump theme it is the Trump base theme uh how you doing 24 hours down how was your I heard some of your show yesterday how did it go how did your day go I'm every bit as angry but it's channeled it's I'm not disjointed I'm determined I think people have eyes are opened Mike eyes are opened to this treachery people are running the gamut from anger and sadness and being perplexed that this is actually unfolding the way it is we're watching the pile on from people like Mike Pence and Bill Barr and you go down the list uh you know it's I had a mild disagreement yesterday look at the position that DeSantis is put in DeSantis wants to to win the nomination so he's competing against Trump by the same token he's got to acknowledge the horrors of a weaponized justice department and an attempt to interfere and well well they don't all I mean I know I know but but he's doing that and he and so I give him credit and Seb took me to task because he said that that DeSantis is being disingenuous so this is a what how how disingenuous how well he doesn't believe it he he says that he's only doing it out of political expediency so it seems to me and I listen you're not going to find a bigger Seb Gorka fan than me nor nor nor I but but that but come on and there's another interesting thing coming from the cauldron of maga ferocity and that is that when DeSantis came out over the last couple of days and said look when I'm president I'm you're going to get a new FBI director I'm going to bring the weaponization of law enforcement to an end we're going to root through everybody that does this to people and we're going to get rid of them and a lot of folks said huh what what a wimp what a weenie what a weasel there's nothing is satisfactory nothing is satisfactory short of an absolute pledge to pardon Trump it's like okay uh all right what whatever dudes I mean it's I mean which which Vivek has done and by the way and Vivek excuse me 30 seconds I'm sorry I'm yammering Vivek is evidence that you can indeed you can indeed run your own campaign and say I should be president while at the very same time say that Trump is getting unfairly screwed they're not mutually exclusive go ahead you know Ron DeSantis is viewed as the primary challenger to Trump and he really is in a damned if he does damned if he does in situation if he goes scorched earth like Mike Pence and Chris Christie are doing of course he completely alienates maga world it doesn't make any sense whatsoever and and incidentally he's got a win over I I've got to talk a real hard truth here and this is the hard thing to accept but I I think Trump is up to what 73 counts he could very well be convicted on many of them certainly some of them and guess what he you got you got a Fulton county sheriff uh look him up right off you tweeted this you tweeted this yesterday and I retweeted it go ahead this is awesome this is great it's it's this guy thinks it's it's clever to brag about taking a mug shot of Trump when the Georgia charges are filed and oh yes the Georgia charges are coming as well and of course you look you look this sheriff up he's a Democrat oh shocker you know you know so so this is the what I mean by the pile on I we may be helpless to stop a lot of this you get involved in somebody getting their mug shot and incidentally what a stupid thing to brag about the mug you're gonna take a mug shot of the most famous face in the world well you know he will smile he may give the thumbs up which they won't let him do but so there are some people uh tom delay uh maybe some other folks who have taken their mug shot as an opportunity to do an olin mills glamour shot and just smile and make it look like it was something they did on purpose and they turned the mug shot into a positive but we have to accept listen the only chance we've got is the supreme court listen this is what's going to happen and now you got this hand -picked judge who they're pretending was randomly selected she's an Obama appointee who worked in the boys law firm with David Boies who is a Democrat activist I mean you can't make this crap up so clearly she's been giving jail sentences to people that the government didn't even ask for jail time surrounding January 6th that's how off the charts she is so what do you think she's going to do to the uh to the to the man himself I mean believe me the only chance we've got is the supreme court how long will that take and how long will that take I mean the trial the trial the trials themselves are going to move at a glacier's pace probably and then you got to run it through it doesn't go immediately to the supreme court it goes to an appeals level first at least one and then so what does that do the voter but what does that do to the voter mark I'll tell you what it does to some voters it do you know exactly what it does to some it says you know what you're you're gonna I'm gonna make him president again and make you like it us ob's we are going to put him in the presidency we don't care if he's going to jail in jail in the yard doing exercise time eating grits for breakfast we're going to make him president united states and make you people make you people eat what you have done and you've you've perfectly articulated how you and I feel that's for sure frankly I mean but I guarantee you there will be people for whom that's going to be a bridge too far and and there's nothing we can do about that I I can try to convince people you can try to convince people Ron DeSantis can try to convince people that the weaponization of the justice department has to be stopped all those are well and good when you've got the system this goes back to Chuck Schumer you know you don't take on the intelligence community you don't take on the system and when you do they have a way to coming back and getting you and and and I don't know I don't I don't know where this ends the Supreme Court obviously could throw it all out it could be thrown out on on appellate review I mean this is a contrary to what the left is now trying to to to counter with this is about state of mind this is about free speech this is about go ahead and give me because I'm reading the New York Times Mark play play devil's advocate with me their argument is and Bill Barr's argument is oh yeah you have free speech you can have an opinion that the 2020 election was rigged but you're not allowed to conspire to stop right the transfer of power what does that mean like tell me about it what what do they think he did do do this do you think that they want to convince us that he had some secret network where he was telling people to go riot what he he literally told them to go peacefully protest how are they how do you but be bit but did you're a smart guy take their side what are they going to argue how do they say Trump conspired to do a criminal act on January 6th what did he do he marshaled every resource at his control using advice from attorneys who Mike Pence now refers to as crackpots to say look there is a way to do this to cast enough legal and constitutional doubt on the incoming electoral votes that they should not be brainlessly rubber stamped if Mike Pence wants to say I can't unilaterally brush those away okay but as the presiding officer he could have hit a pause button and said look we got 18 states banging at the door asking questions I'm not going to accept it I'm not going to reject it we're going to hit a pause button on this and let this play out Pence could have done that it is the constitution itself that provides the process for resolving an election where the electoral validity is in doubt and and it was Trump seeking to throw every hail mary he had in the support of his belief that the 2020 result was improperly tabulated that votes were counted that shouldn't have been and so he did nothing wrong he did nothing illegal he did nothing nothing unconstitutional and this that's you know I was hoping you could try to argue their side play devil's advocate how did any of that which incidentally is beautifully stated it's perfect it's exactly what we understand happened how is that conspiracy to defraud the united states okay I can chat I can play you you ask you a good question let me let me answer it because I had a nice speech there but here's the actual answer to your question thanks for pressing me it goes like this to channel them it is he lost he knows he lost which is mind reading they have no idea and so for him to call election officials for him to gather with attorneys to challenge this sacrosanct result is an assault on democracy it's an attempt to defraud the American people it's an attempt to disenfranchise those who voted for Biden it is an attack on the fabric of our nation because he was peddling a lie and he knew it was a lie well that's their argument and it makes my mouth feel nasty just saying those words because they are so false it's grotesque and let I mean listen they're going to have to prove it but the problem is with the dc jury and a democrat activist judge it won't matter it won't matter they they won't have to prove it I mean ostensibly they do and you know what that means they have to have proof that he somehow like the wizard of Oz could look into a crystal ball and know what happened with 340 million people in this country in 50 states he had to know that he actually lost the election and to this to this day most of America doesn't know if he lost the election exactly right to this minute and yet the guy who has been leading the charge of I got screwed the king the the grand poobah of I won is all of a sudden now identified in this indictment of somebody really if you if you if you hook him up to a lie detector he knows he lost they are high as a kite well the star witness according to Axios is Mike Pence he's the potential star witness he's coming out swinging and he supposedly took copious notes so can you imagine this I can see this coming no recording no proof he's going to say oh my notes tell me that in a meeting on whatever date in the oval office president Trump said to me I know that I lost you're not being honest enough Mike we have to lie and pretend that I won that I mean we're going to take Mike Pence's word for it and here's the dilemma he's a good man I don't know what happened to this guy I don't know what happened to this guy I guess he got like you often say Trump breaks people all this stuff breaks people and and Mike Pence is a broken man he is I don't I don't understand why and he hasn't been this way until really fairly recently I guess he thought that he said listen I am the Trump agenda without the Trump baggage I'm a solid conservative a solid Christian a patriot a wonderful person and I offer both a biography and a track record that conservatives can admire and the conservative response has been whatever the interest in him being president is close to zero so now it's like what's my plan b well I guess I gotta climb into this lonely treehouse with Chris Christie and Will Hurd start hating on Trump so that at least if I'm gonna get blown off a debate stage I can at least be spoken well of for a couple of days on CNN well speaking of the debate stage red state leads an article today saying it is unlikely that president Trump will attend the Milwaukee debate in a couple weeks says who and what do they know well I know that Trump meant with Fox news executives yesterday apparently had dinner with them they're trying to win him over no but they are well I don't know I mean I listen I at this point how can he not be on that debate stage that's what I think I'll believe he's not there when I see him not there I really would respectfully say that would be a mistake for him to not go because then because you know what will happen then well one of two things can happen let's let's go down this path right they'll either make Trump the content of the debate without him which means he'll be there without being there exactly or or they will shrewdly barely mention him and if they shrewdly barely mention him yeah then that becomes uh destructive for his campaign because then then the process begins of sort of forgetting about getting getting turning the page getting turning the page he gets lost in the shadows he's he's becoming irrelevant blah blah blah and that's so that's why he's got to go he's got to be there and you know we're going to be covering it extensively across our platforms you know here at Salem I mean what is it august the 23rd right yep here we go in Milwaukee Wisconsin and where our convention is next year yes that's exactly right got I've Ken Paxton's attorney coming up 805 and uh yeah speaking of people who a lot of people think are being railroaded so anything else real quick that you got coming for us today no no just thank you for the tribute to Rush uh you know I just want to quickly you know both of the both of us had the privilege and the honor of getting to know him a little bit I worked with him down the hall at WABC for in New York City and when you talk about when he talked about being humble that was one humble guy despite his massive wealth and his private jets and his mansion and the bravado on the show he was always he was nothing like that he was nothing like that braggadocious bravado it was all shtick on the air he was a humble gracious grateful human being and boy do I miss him I love because there's not a chance he'd be bailing on Trump right now not a chance not a chance all right we'll knock him dead have a great Thursday. Mike Gallagher with us soon as we're done at 10 on 660 am the answer.
Impeachment trial of Texas’ Ken Paxton to begin no later than August 28
"The impeachment trial of Texas Ken Paxton is to begin no later than by the end of August, I'm Lisa dwyer. A historic impeachment trial in Texas to determine whether Republican attorney general Ken Paxton should be permanently removed from office will begin no later than August in the state Senate. The Texas Senate has unanimously adopted a measure that calls for the trial to begin not later than August 28th. Paxton was suspended from office Saturday when the GOP controlled Texas House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to impeach the three term attorney general. Paxton has been dogged by ethical and criminal accusations since taking office in 2015. He has called the House investigation that led to his impeachment corrupt and denies wrongdoing. I Lisa dwyer
Fight still ahead for Texas' Ken Paxton after historic impeachment deepens GOP divisions
"This weekend's historic impeachment of Texas attorney general is plunging Republicans into a bruising fight over whether to banish one of their own in America's biggest red state. Texas AG Ken Paxton says he has full confidence, as he now awaits trial in the state Senate. His conservative allies there include state senator Angela Paxton, his wife, the decisive one 21 to 23 vote in the House amounted to a clear rebuke of the GOP controlled body Republican state representative David spiller. No one person should be above the law. Least not the top law enforcement official of the state of Texas. Audio courtesy wv final removal of Paxton requires a two thirds vote in the Senate. He was impeached on 20 articles that included bribery and abuse of public trust. I'm Julie Walker
"ken paxton" Discussed on WTOP
"Weekend. There's a nice one in Shiraz, South Carolina. That's where we find our Jim Crow. The great American Memorial Day getaway is underway. It's going to be hectic. I'm very excited to be on the road seeing friends and family having a good time this summer. But I think if you just mentally prepare for what's ahead, then we'll be fine. Triple-A predicts a record number of Americans more than 42 million of us will travel by car train planar bus. This long holiday weekend. Jim Priscilla CBS News, sure all South Carolina. The taxes attorney general Ken Paxton faces impeachment after years of ethics and legal challenges. What's most unusual about this is that it's Paxton's fellow Republicans leading the charge. They have denied me the opportunity to present the evidence with contradicts their politically motivated narrative. And they are showcasing their absolute contempt for the electoral process. He's been accused of bribery on fitness for office and abuse of public trust during his three terms. He says the charges are based on hearsay and gossip. Another member of the far right oath keepers has been sentenced to 8 and a half years in prison for her role in the capital insurrection. Mexico is a sometimes cheaper option for cosmetic surgery, but CBS's Alexander tin reports some patients may find that saving a few bucks could have been a bad choice. Officials are concerned about a potentially quote high mortality rate after early test results from Mexico suggests that a recent outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to mostly cosmetic surgeries at two clinics in a town near the U.S. border might be the same kind of fungus that drove another deadly outbreak that started late last year, resulting in nearly 50% of meningitis patients dying. That's part of why authorities are now asking the WHO to consider an international emergency a CDC official said, as they race to track down hundreds of patients across the Americas who may have been infected. Alexander tin on the CBS health watch, this is CBS News. Need to hire quality candidates fast, you need indeed their powerful hiring platform helps you attract interview and higher candidates all in one place, visit indeed dot com slash credit. 9 O three on WTO Friday night May 26th, 2023. Manassas at 62, we can be all the way down to the middle 40s in the suburbs. Good evening, I'm Dmitri sodas for the top local stories we're following this out. Latest developments on what police call a double homicide investigation underway in Prince William county, four men shot inside and outside a home in woodbridge, only two survived. This travesty is not what we want in Prince William county. And it's unheard of in this particular part of our county. William county police major Kevin hurt, police say they're looking for the shooter who left that area in a car, police do not believe this was a random attack again. People at a home in woodbridge two men shot and wounded two men shot and killed today, and we will follow it for you here on WTO and WTO dot com. Another development this evening, we've got details on a man accused of stealing a rifle from an Arlington county police car early today. Investigators say the suspect is 21 year old Tyler Rodriguez Hernandez, who was walking around 12 street south near Pentagon city mall with the weapon, as well as a ballistic vest. On Friday morning, a man used a shovel to break into an off duty police vehicle according to Arlington county police. The man took a rifle and other items from the car, and then was walking in the area, wearing a non ACP ballistic vest. Police responded to a parking garage in the area where the man was taken into custody. Police say there were no injuries and charges are pending in the incident. Valerie bonk WTO news. The suspect is facing quite a list of charges and is being held in the Arlington county detention facility. It's 9 O 5, millions of people have hit the road, the rails and the skies. This holiday weekend, triple-A estimates 42 million Americans have left home for the long weekend. It also marks the unofficial start of summer. And from this area, alone, we've got about a million people on the road traveling 50 plus miles this Memorial Day weekend. The vast majority are traveling by car more than last year and just shy of pre-pandemic numbers. As far as planes and airports, can this holiday weekend serve as a kind of stress test for what's to come? You're dealing with an air traffic controller shortage. You're dealing with fewer flights now because the airlines have cut back about 10% of their flights in the northeast quarter. So they're flying fewer planes, but more people on a larger planes into stress areas like major airports during peak times. You have longer lines at TSA, and we haven't even thrown in, of course, weather. It's going to be crazy. It already has, but the good news is a lot of people got smart. They started their weekend early as of Wednesday, yesterday was the biggest day. It'll taper off today and tomorrow, and even Sunday, but the real test will come Monday. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg, he was live on WTO.
Texas lawmakers recommend impeaching Attorney General Ken Paxton after Republican investigation
"Texas lawmakers are recommending impeaching attorney general Ken Paxton after a Republican investigation. I'm Lisa dwyer. Texas attorney general Ken Paxton is facing a historic impeachment vote after years of scandal, criminal charges, and corruption accusations. A Republican led house investigative committee has recommended impeaching the state's top lawyer. It means Paxton, a conservative, faces being ousted at the hands of GOP lawmakers just 7 months after easily winning a third term over challengers, Paxton has been under FBI investigation for years over accusations that he used his office to help a donor and was separately indicted on security fraud charges in 2015. Unlike in Congress, impeachment in Texas requires immediate removal from office into a trial is held in the Senate. Republican governor Greg Abbott can appoint an interim replacement. I'm Lisa dwyer
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton likely broke laws, Republican investigation finds
"An investigation says that the Texas attorney general likely broke several laws. I'm Lisa dwyer. A Republican led investigation has accused Texas attorney general Ken Paxton of committing multiple crimes while in office, including felonies during an extraordinary public airing of scandal and alleged lawbreaking that plunged one of the GOP conservative stars into new political and legal risk. For more than three hours investigators presented findings alleging that Paxton sought to hide an affair, misused his office to help a donor, skirted protocols, and built a culture of fear and retaliation and his office. However, there were no recommendations on actions to be taken as a hearing ended. The hearing began as Paxton sought legislative approval for more than 3 million in taxpayer dollars to settle a whistleblower lawsuit with top aides who accused him of corruption. Republican House leaders have signaled unease with approving that payout. I'm Lisa dwyer
Sex trafficking plea deal unending 'nightmare' for Texas mom
"A Texas mother says she'll never stop fighting to get justice for her daughter, who was sex trafficked by two men who received probation under a plea deal she's questioning. For San Antonio mother erma Reyes. Like a nightmare that I can't wake up. In 2017, her teenage daughter was put in rehab for substance abuse, but she ran away in days later, advertised online as being available for dates with men. Two men were allegedly renting her and another girl out for sex. And taking half their money, the men were arrested, San Antonio detective, Manuel and Guiana says they had solid evidence from video receipts and cell phone data. I don't think I've ever worked a case that had more evidence or actually work done on it. After years of delays and changes in prosecutors, the two suspects pleaded no contest. And wound up being sentenced to 7 years probation. It's one of many sex trafficking cases in Texas under the office of attorney general Ken Paxton. Now, under scrutiny. I'm Jackie Quinn
"ken paxton" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Here's what he says. On December 23rd, 2022, only 201 members of the House of Representatives were present in the house's chamber. As that was less than half of the members, a quorum was not present. The house, therefore, enjoyed only two powers it could quote adjourn from day to day and compel the attendance of absent members. It was constitutionally unauthorized to do anything else. The house nevertheless purported to accept that Senate's amendments to the consolidated appropriations act of 2023 on that day. It did so under a house rule that allowed absent members to vote by proxy, which he thinks is bad and not good. Let the constitution defines absent members as excluded from a quorum to do business and therefore unauthorized to vote to enact legislation by proxy or otherwise. Though President Biden signed the consolidated appropriations act, his signature was a melody because the act never quote passed the House of Representatives. The court should declare that the consolidated appropriations act has not been enacted and is not law. Okay, so so much to unpack from that. Number one, again, remember, we're talking about two days before Christmas, right? And the complaint is not enough members of the House physically present because, you know, a lot of them may have reasons to be elsewhere, right? Following their own rules, sending in their proxies under all of the procedures and safeguards. I even talked about the provision that prevented one person from serving as a proxy for more than ten representative look like this was a totally sensible normal rule that Republicans and Democrats alike relied upon, right? It was, it was the rules. Right, just to be clear, Republicans all voted against this bill, but they took full advantage of proxy voting. They used it just as much as everyone else maybe more. So while Ken Paxton is talking about the sin and shame and illegality of this, his party was pretty happy to exercise if they didn't want to be there either. Everybody wanted to work from home, right? Like that's just that's just the way it works. So look, I also can not emphasize strongly enough what an unbelievably stupid argument this is even for Ken Paxton. I can envision an ultra virus argument, but there is zero support anywhere in this complaint for the court should declare that a law has not been enacted and is not law. Don't think that's a power federal courts have outside of any of it. It's not supported. No case they cite one case and it has nothing to do with declaring legislation invalid. More importantly, the proxy rules were validly adopted by the house twice and the challenges to that lost. The power of the house to pick its own rules is one of the very first things set out in the constitution, right? It is article one section 5, and it says, quote, each house may determine the rules of its proceedings, end of quote, not if Ken Paxton allows it. This seems like the slammed of slam dunks to me, so I can't figure out what's going on. Look, the guy has daddy issues. I mean, not in the traditional sense, but clearly he thinks he's your daddy and my daddy and Joe Biden's daddy and Twitter stadium. Arizona and Georgia Pennsylvania Nevada and Wisconsin study. She was like, why else is he suing literally everyone to say it's my way or the highway kid? I mean, it's clearly just a matter of time before he started telling Congress that it needs to live by his rules unless it wants to get a job and pay rent somewhere else. Like, he thinks he's in charge. Or, you know, at least he's willing to cape as everybody's daddy when he files these garbage lawsuits. Go call that no combat, but look like I keep making the mistake of thinking that this is an actual lawsuit, and that these buffoons have something other than I'd like to make it impossible for government to function as a guiding political philosophy. So think about this. If you were a consistent originalist, you might, for one hot second, ask yourself, gee, what would Thomas Jefferson think about one state official in one state telling all of Congress the exact procedures they can can or can't use to vote? But no, it doesn't occur to these guys. Whatever. I mean, this Paxton's full of crap. He's not an originalist, consistent or otherwise. He borrows from the playbook when he thinks it will help. I mean, look, check out paragraph 44. Paxton says the dictionary from 1773 defines present as physically in the room. And that means that Nancy Pelosi has to force members of Congress to show up and like hork on each other during the pandemic. I mean, it's bullshit. It's total bullshit. It was dumb when Kevin McCarthy tried it in 2020. Like he did. He sued Nancy Pelosi for this stupid argument and he certainly had at least, you know, something closer to standing than he's a member of Congress. Right, right, right. And he was minority leader. But that was so dumb, even the D.C. circuits of like, no. And I mean, the trial court said, no, the D.C. circuit also said no and told McCarthy to take his performative wankery somewhere else and he's like axiomatic that the house gets to set its own rules. It was dumb when Kevin McCarthy did it. It is ridiculous for Ken Paxton to pretend he's got standing here. Like, come on. We could go for hours on using a 1773 dictionary for advice on email voting. The only thing I will add from McCarthy versus Pelosi, which I think you have with well summarized in that sentence is that our buddy John eastman submitted a very, very stupid amicus brief in that one. Well, color me shocked. I mean, look, Paxton is asking the court to, look, let me hear seriously, Paxton is asking the court to invalidate the omnibus budget bill and stop the government from actually doing stuff. And no, that's not going to happen. Okay, the whole thing is dumb. But this craven numpty can never just like file his dumb performative lawsuit and go home to collect as pats. He has to ham it up for the rubes and pack in a bunch of stupid shit about laws. He doesn't like. So here he wants the court to restrain the EEOC, the equal employment opportunity commission from enforcing a provision of the law, which grants pregnant people the right to sue state employers to get reasonable accommodations. And, you know, because he has it like performatively told everybody that he's anti woke. Enough, he wants to block a $20 million pilot program that funds nonprofit work to connect undocumented immigrants with social services and help them enroll in public education through fema and DHS. There's nothing Ken Paxton hates more than seeing Texas have to treat human beings born somewhere else in its hospitals and even educate their little children. I mean, look, this asshole is probably going to ask the Robert's court to overturn ply larvae do next. Oh gosh. Yeah, pin in that. Okay, so plyler is a 1982 Supreme Court decision. It says that a state can not exclude children from attending public school based on their immigration status without a quote substantial state interest and we hate immigrants is not substantial. So God help us if that question ever gets back to the supremes who, you know, don't seem to view anything that didn't happen last week as binding on them. So that'll be replacing the whale in my nightmares. What do you think is going to happen next with this nonsense lawsuit? Where is it? Where's it going? Ambience Ken Paxton. He's going to lose. That's what he does. He hasn't really care. He's not trying to win. He's just like trying to broadcast his anti woke right wing bona fides. So whatever. You know what's going to happen. I mean, he filed it in Lubbock to get himself on the docket of a Trump appointee. That's judge James Hendricks. But Hendrix isn't like a total lunatic. I mean, he was a nominated originally by Barack Obama. He was confirmed by Trump. He was renominated and then confirmed under Trump. He's not, he's not like that goal customer check or whatever his name is in Amarillo. I mean, this case isn't going over. It's garbage. Yeah. That is the closest to actual good news that we're going to get in this episode. So let's move on. This is sincerely good news. Let's thank our new patrons. Yeah. Okay, thank you to Michael Robertson, Richard Tim Fraser Wiggins, Elizabeth, Andrew gone, hey, I know that guy. And Maya, you make this show possible, and if you'd like to support the show, please head to Patreon dot com
"ken paxton" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"This has nothing to do with the constitution, which none of us does anything about anyway. In episode 6 92, we covered America's worst attorney general, Ken Paxton. Last week, when he tried to stick the people of Texas with his $3.3 million settlement for allegedly retaliating against whistleblowers among his canned pick staff, who suggested that perhaps he should not use the resources of the attorney general's office for the sole benefit of his well connected buddy who just happened to give his campaign at least $25,000. Yeah, and that he's terrible and awful and corrupt and he's been reelected twice despite, you know, basically turning his job into performance art. Correct. But that doesn't mean Paxton is actually any good when he's doing his IRL job, either, which is why we also covered the pending disciplinary proceedings against Paxton, although we neglected to mention that he's also announced his own counter investigation of the Texas state bar because like, of course, and so no, that's not a thing. And I would love to go down the rabbit trail, but I have to tell our listeners you covered that at above the law back in 2022, it is a beautiful read you've said, everything that needs to be said, and I will put that link in the show notes, so. Well, thanks. Yeah. So the ethics charges stem from the obvious lies Paxton vomit. It directly into the mouth of the Supreme Court in that insane clown suit, Texas V Pennsylvania. That's the one you guys remember. It's the one they sought to overturn the 2020 presidential election because other states didn't know how to vote or didn't vote in the way that Ken Paxton wanted them to. And again, you're not kidding, right? This complained that Pennsylvania allowed various accommodations because of COVID and other states. So yeah, I'd say don't quit your day job, Ken, but you know, you suck at that too. He does. So Ken Paxton was ostensibly doing his job last week when he filed yet another lawsuit Texas V Garland. That's AG Merrick Garland, of course. So this is the latest bit of performance art wrapped in a $402 check to cover the filing fee and launched at the federal docket. So but apparently that shtick works. I mean, it's gotten Paxton reelected twice despite everything we've said. Plus an FCC investigation plus God knows what else. It's all just grist for the maga mill. And look, I know you don't approve of me taking these performance art pieces seriously, but I have to at least try and describe it because this is a doozy, right? So we start in May of 2020, right? So think about that time. We're about a month into the pandemic. Everyone is locked in their house spraying lysol on everything. You're Nancy Pelosi, right? Your job is to run a business where the primary mode of interaction is a bunch of mostly old people crammed into a room yelling at each other, right? So you need to come up with a plan to help reduce the risk that your coworkers will die of COVID, you know, even the ones you don't like all that much. Like it's your actual job to run Congress or something. Yeah, right, exactly. So and by the way, to pass laws, nothing says you have to breathe on people, right? So Pelosi got together and organized House resolution 9 65. That authorized members of Congress to vote by proxy. And like everything else, Democrats want with respect to voting, it provided for a paper trail. In this case, right? Yeah. The member designating someone else to vote on their behalf needed to send a signed letter, either a pen and paper letter or realistically electronically signed email, but, you know, those count to the clerk of the House, right? Not just to a member of Congress who's elected who might cheat or whatever, saying something like representative die is authorized to vote on this matter for this period of time. In place of representative Torres, right? That's it. That's how it worked. I trust your buddy. You can vote for me. I was saying that reverse. I trust you too. So there we go. Look, it's a good partnership. And so in case you're thinking, um, May of 2020, I seem to recall before, you know, the whole Ivermectin thing came around like, didn't Maryland Republican governor Larry Hogan and, you know, Ohio Republican governor Mike do I do it? I did behave sensibly during the initial stages of COVID. So surely the prevent members of Congress from dying during the pandemic Bill earned some Republicans, sorry. I can't even finish the sentence. Nope. That resolution HR 9 65 passed two 17 to one 89 with zero Republicans in favor. That means not Liz Cheney, not Adam kinzinger, not the people that, you know, you belatedly respect that and zero Democrats against. Culture war today, culture war tomorrow, culture war forever. I mean, it's the only thing they've got, right? It's not like the GOP is trying to appeal to Americans with their actual policy positions. I feel like we don't emphasize that enough on this show and we should. So one of the things we have explained on the show, though, is that the House of Representatives has amnesia every two years, right? So that rule passed in 2020 goes away and needed to be re adopted in January of 2021, which it was as part of House resolution 8. That was the organizing resolution that set the rules for that Congress, right? So it became section three ass ran. So this is the 117th Congress, Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House, you pass an organizing resolution that says, hey, all the rules of the 116th Congress apply and then you add in special stuff. We talked about this in connection with Kevin McCarthy. And so HR 8 had not as part of the underlying rules, but as a separate section, threes, and it only by its own terms applied to the 117th Congress. So Nancy Pelosi sort of did an advance favor for Kevin McCarthy. So when the Republicans retook the House in 2023, they didn't even have to specifically repeal proxy voting. It just expired of its own terms and then they passed their own organizing resolution without, you know, work from home provision. Well, you know, Kevin McCarthy was really busy kicking Ilhan Omar and Adam Schiff off committee. So it's good that he didn't have too many extra tax. Anyway, back to the case at hand. Imagine if in February of 2023, someone came along, we'll call him Ken Paxton and filed a lawsuit to declare that even though you've been working home with your boss permission. None of that work you've done from home counts because your contract says you have to be in the office and you haven't been in the office in three years. And while you're at it, you need to return three years of your salary. So that sounds crazy, but that is exactly what Paxton is doing here. His argument is that voting by proxy isn't real voting, put a pin in that. And so therefore, oh, almost everything that the house has done since May of 2020 has been without a quorum of members actually physically present and breathing on each other. So, and again, I swear to you this is in the actual complaint. Everything they've done gets undone and none of those laws count. I mean, he's real clear about it in his complaint.
"ken paxton" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Oil will be held in contempt of this world. I have nothing but contempt for this court. So just to remind our listeners where we left off, we were talking about how absolutely batshit it is that three of Trump's lawyers got grand jury subpoenas from the special counsel. If your lawyer is being called as a witness against you, things are not going well. So according to CNN and The New York Times, Alina haba, Christina bob and Evan corcoran have all received invitations they can not refuse from Jack Smith. The times also reported that smith's prosecutors have petitioned chief judge beryl Howell to rule on the crime fraud exception to compel further testimony from, of course, Evan corcoran. Our old buddy, who is previously testified to the documents ground jury, but he apparently asserted attorney client privilege on a bunch of stuff. So prosecutors argued that Trump was using court case advice not for legal purpose, but in fact, to knowingly perpetrate crimes. Yeah, so look, we've covered the crime fraud exception a lot in basically all of our discussions about John eastman. And the simple rule is, when you, as the client, use your lawyer, or your staffer, for executive privileges, right? To help plan or carry out a crime, that is not privileged. Okay, so we're done here. End of episode. Nope. Look, I want you to know that unlike, I don't know, almost everything we talk about in Trump world, there is lots of litigation about this, right? About the crime fraud exception. Tons. So this is not an unsettled area of law, and even though we're talking about presidents, we still have a lot of authority to go by. So that's kind of .1 .2 is you do not have to go as far as John eastman did for a court to invoke the crime fraud exception, right? And that I think is really worth clarifying. That case was a slam dunk. That was obvious. Courts, you need to know have invalidated the privilege between attorney and client for conduct that is way less than John eastman's like, hey, Donald Trump, why don't I try and lobby Mike Pence to engage in some light climbing with us, right? Like you usually don't get that. Right, right. Okay. We'll come back to this and we will head further and further down the rabbit
"ken paxton" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"The senatorial trust requires a greater extent of information and stability of character, which requires that the senator should have reached a period of life most likely to supply these advantages. I don't know how this didn't sound bonkers even in the 18th century. The 25 year old whipper step, but you know, once you've hit the August age of 30, like now you have, I don't know, it's just crazy. Diane Feinstein and grassley and pat Leahy. So that's working out perfect. Yeah. My grandkids are 37, but remember also, and this federalist 62 was written by Madison. At the time, Madison thought that you should have to have been a citizen of the United States for at least 9 years before being able to be a senator. That didn't make it into the constitution, but he's defending that as also part of the qualifications of here as a compromise, quote between a total exclusion of adopted citizens and what he calls quote an indiscriminate and hasty admission of them, which might create a channel for foreign influence. Thankfully, that's no worries about that anymore. And then finally, remember, and this is the biggest thing you discover in rereading what our founders thought about the Senate, they thought it was obvious that senators should be appointed by the state legislatures, absolutely not elected. Not ever conception that that could occur. So there's that. Well, look, they're not so big on democracy. And look, I'm not so big on originalism. I don't think you need me to tell you. I think original originalism is silly. Yeah. You know, we can not have dead hand control. That's not how you run a modern country, but nobody asked my opinion. I mean, besides it. Hi, I asked your opinion. It looked like originalism is even if you were going to defend it. If I were debating someone who wanted to articulate it, I think to be charitable, even its staunchest defenders would tell you that like, okay, when the primary written work or the federalist papers says almost nothing, then maybe you should think about other canons of interpretation. And the founding fathers said very, very little about the Senate and 99% of what they did say is now obsolete, right? Because senators are directly elected. The only thing the federalist papers say about the vice president is in federalist 68 and I'm going to read to you the entirety of the relevant part. Again, I'll skip over some of their links. So it says the appointment of an extraordinary person as vice president that not sure Mike pets qualified. But fine, fine. Has been objected to as superfluous, if not mischievous. To secure at all times, the possibility of a definite resolution of the body, it is necessary that the president, meeting president of the Senate, should have only a casting vote. That means tie breaking, right? And this is it, this sentence is the argument. And to take the senator of any state from his seat as senator and place him in that of president of the Senate would be to exchange in regard to the state from which he came, a constant for a contingent vote. Okay, so that makes sense, right? They're saying, they're saying, if we elevated a senator to be president of the Senate, then he would become de facto Joe Manchin before, you know, before the most recent election that he would have total control, right? So that he would be the constant tiebreaker, and that would be unfair. So I get that, yeah. And also at the same time, the reverse of that is true, which is if you only get to cast votes when there's a tie, you actually have less power than somebody who gets to vote on everything when it's, you know, and again what 13 colleagues are 26 senators, but when it's 20 to 6, right? So when I read that, when I read everything from the federalist papers very, very slim record. But if I had to argue in front of the supreme graded, it inclines me towards the idea that the founders didn't intend the vice president to get the same privileges as a senator, just because, you know, he might cast a tie breaking vote or perform a ceremonial function like counting up the number of electro events. And I agree with you in so far as I would have thought about that. And I try not to think about the federalist papers because that's not my job and I have to read Donald Trump's truth social feed. So to each affordable, it's cool. But I would just like to point out that here on Planet Earth, it doesn't have to be a winning legal argument to be a winning political argument. All Pence has to do here is delay the decision long enough to deny the special prosecutor, his testimony, and he won, right? He doesn't have to publicly shive Trump and testify and piss off the GOP base. He just has to hold out long enough that either the special counsel closes his investigation, which he's claimed he's going to do or which reporting says he's going to do by the summer to allow time for indictments before the election. Or he has to hold out long enough that, you know, a new administration comes in and president desantis or president Trump or president Cruz or God knows president hawley or I can parade any horror in front of you, but all Pence has to do is bet. Maybe it'll be him. Maybe it'll be president Pence. It will not be president pets. But like, let's pretend for the sake of argument. That he could just shit can the special counsel investigation. So the federalist papers arguments are interesting and I certainly have enormous respect for you and our great listeners who can parse that stuff. But I don't think Pence is counting on winning the case. I think Pence is counting on delaying it long enough that a win becomes irrelevant. I sadly think you're right, but I am never going to pass up an opportunity to get into jurisprudence. And Richard, thank you so much for sending that in. Remember, you can send any comments questions you want into open arguments. At Gmail dot com. And now onto our first story. It revisits the crime fraud exception because, you know, you and I went on for over an hour on last Friday. We're chatty. Keep trying. Pirates,
Ken Paxton: Advocating for Freedom of Speech Against Big Tech
"So conservatives who go online are free to speak their minds you know particularly when it comes to political issues or the virus or stuff like that correct That's exactly right And these companies under the law are also supposed to provide a place for people to complain and also be made aware of what the policies are so that they can express their views even about the policy policies and how they're operating against conservatives This is a huge huge deal And this is an example I just want my audience to know Of what you can do when you're a Republican when you go on the offense when you're proactive when you're affirmative about your principles and all the state is trying to do here and what compaction was defending and advocating for was political speech essentially right That's exactly right I mean obviously you know as a constitutional expert expert the First Amendment was pretty important to the founder and it's been the hallmark of our democracy that people can speak out whether they agree or disagree they have a place to do it And they're not being they're not being stopped for doing that Of course there's the argument this is a business but the court was right This is more like a common carrier and under that doctrine when you have a monopoly like this There are regulations that apply and we have the ability to allow a marketplace where there is no discrimination especially when you've got more of a monopoly than an open market
Ken Paxton: Court Rules Big Tech Cannot Censor
"Tell us about your tremendous victory in the 5th circuit Court of Appeals Well we had a really well done state law passed in the last legislative session protecting people in Texas from censoring based on viewpoint And we had a 5th circuit ruling in our favor on various grounds saying that these big tech companies can not censor and that our state law stands And in many ways this will have national implications I think because it's going to be very hard for these tech oligarchs to just limit this to the citizens of Texas don't you think Yeah and I think you'll find other states that will see it I mean we were successful in the 5th circuit There's no reason that other states shouldn't protect their citizens and certainly their argument that somehow this violates the First Amendment The court said no that's not the case Editorial discretion is not the First Amendment And this regulates conduct not speech
The Left's Lawless Immigration Policies
"So I want to talk about three small wins and I also want to talk about a very telling admission by Mallorca himself. So here's the first win and that is that the big uproar about all those Haitians who were descending on American shores. Obviously, these are not people at the southern border. They're showing up from Haiti. And they're showing up because the estes poverty in Haiti, but there's poverty in many parts of the world. Our immigration policies are not based upon your poor, therefore you have a right to come to America. So here were the Haitians and they were basically being seen on mosque coming across the southern border huge public relations scandal horrific images for Americans. Who are these people and even though the Biden administration tried to turn the tables? Look at these Texas Rangers rounding them up on horseback cowboy style. Nevertheless, the Biden people realized this is a very serious problem, and so they began to then deport the Haitians. Expelling thousands of them in sending them back home where they, of course, belonged. Victory number one. Here's victory number two the Biden administration as I mentioned on this podcast a couple of times was getting ready was on the verge of making gigantic financial settlements to families that said, oh, we were families who were separated at the border, even if the separations were brief, even if they were temporary. Oh, they were so traumatic. Why not use to this at all? This is emotional hardship and pain. We need to be paid $450,000 each. Not even for family. Per person. And the biodiversity was like, oh, yeah, you know, this song's reasonable. Yeah, yeah, I think giving family is taking taxpayer money and giving America Mexican families a $1 million here a $1 million there so they can basically go hit the Mexican casinos. They thought this was kind of a fair settlement. Well, once again, the public outrage over this. Made it impossible politically for them to go forward with this. And so they have ended those court negotiations over these financial compensation, victory number two. Victory number three is a court victory coming out of Texas and Texas. I have to say, has been the center of the resistance to Biden's immigration policies just a flurry of lawsuits filed by taxes really by attorney general, Ken Paxton, who's been on the show, and this is forced Biden to reimpose, even though not fully Trump's remain in Mexico policy. It's even forced Biden to continue some border wall construction, which is to say to close some gaps in the wall not to build new sections of the wall which they flatly refuse to do, but at least to patch up the wall in places where they were sort of gaping holes. Now, let me turn to the statement by orcas. We have fundamentally changed immigration enforcement in the interior for the first time ever our policy explicitly states that a non citizens unlawful presence in the United States will not by itself be a basis for the initiation of an enforcement action. Now this I think is really significant, you've got a top Biden official basically saying, it is our stated policy that we will not enforce the law. If you've got a guy in the United States illegal, you know, he's illegal. He admits he's illegal. But he doesn't have other violations. He's not a gang member. He doesn't have a criminal record. He's just an illegal. Not by itself, is not sufficient to initiate return or deportation proceedings. So what we have here is a truly lawless administration in the clinical sense of the term, there is a law system says if you don't like a law try to change it, they can change the law they're using the technique of quote enforcement to say, we're going to enforce it here, but not over there in effect what they're saying is we're going to at least in these important respects,
"ken paxton" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And breaking news 24 hours a day at Bloomberg dot com the Bloomberg business app And at Bloomberg quick take This is Bloomberg 11 three O Now a global news update The U.S. is holding meetings with the Taliban this weekend Jim Forbes has more Multiple outlets report a U.S. delegation will meet face to face with Taliban representative It's the first face to face meeting between the two sides since American forces withdrew from Afghanistan in August CNN reports one of the topics will be the continued safe passage out of Afghanistan for U.S. nationals foreign nationals and Afghans who want to leave I'm Jim Forbes The new Texas abortion laws back on the books at least for now the 5th U.S. circuit Court of Appeals granted a temporary stay Friday night after a lower court blocked the law Attorney general Ken Paxton filed the motion earlier in the day arguing the federal government has no jurisdiction over state law Facebook is back up after a major outage Friday the social media giant is blaming a faulty configuration change for that outage It was the second major outage this week to affect Facebook and Instagram Facebook offered it sincere apologies I'm Brad Siegel This is masters in business with Barry Reynolds on Bloomberg radio My extra special guest this week is chamath Paula He is the founder of social capital as well as a investor technologist philosopher really Let's talk a little bit about some of your more controversial views about spacs You've done really well with spacs So I think that you know typically IPOs of hot shot tech companies are reserved to folks like me Rich guys with lots of assets who have great relationships with the banks and you just get fed these deals And again I think it's better where there's an even playing field and everybody has a shot to find these to find these gems And the spac is really clever because you can bet on the person who can find the company You can also then if you don't like the company redeeming get all your money back So there's this downside protection You can buy it in so many different points in time in the cycle You know before you find a target once you found a target after the target has been bought and de fact I think that embedded optionality is actually really beneficial for retail individuals because they have many bites at the Apple to make a good decision And that's very different from when you know you typically buy a stock where you're now really wedded to that decision But the redemption features of this back I think are very powerful And not talked about enough So let's stick with the concept of the level playing field and not seeing deals only flow to folks like you Let's talk about angel lists and influencers and others that are have great deals I love all of that You do So it's not just so the first question is a does this create competition for deal flow with folks like you Yes and I think that that's right and good And B what is the result of that competition going to be Are we going to see venture capital eventually decentralized Yes And I think that that's incredible Really So what does that look like What does D 5 VC look like ten years hence So phase one was things like AngelList which was building the infrastructure so that smaller funds and spvs like single purpose vehicles or special purpose vehicles could get created and automated way Step two is happening right now which is an individual's are taking the leap and saying I don't need to be a part of my an infrastructure I'm going to be I'm going to hang a shingle and I'm going to do it my own And there's some incredible solo GPs Some of them are some of the most successful investors in the world And I'm really fascinated by that So now what's happening is sort of what I did back in the day you know in 2010 I called embarcadero ventures because at the time I lived on embarcadero road But to see that go from that to folks like a lot Gale or ziv you know locky groom you know Bridget loud These people are crushing They're crushing And I'm like God that's incredible So that's the second phase You're going from groups of people to individuals And then the third phase after this as I suspect that you'll do a little bit more automated so that it's less biased than that you know for example a company Like if you think about a company today Barry you're going to build it on top of stripe on top of QuickBooks on top of all of this software Why can't you just submit all of that data into some API And the next generation of venture firms will just look at all that data and say this is good Here's your check And be done with it You know no pitch meetings you know none of that stuff That just seemed so inefficient So I think that's an iteration It's inefficient but it gives people places to go excuses to maintain their authority power and wealth And who wants to give that up It's very challenging Nobody disrupts it wants to give it up I'm probably the only one that speaks about it all the time And it probably sometimes ticks off my peers But it's better It's like change Change is good Let's just see what the other side looks like So one last question about giving up power you work shoulder to shoulder with zuck at Facebook but you've been somewhat critical about what Facebook has turned into What sort of advice would you give zuck today in terms of putting Facebook back on a more positive path Well they are now operating from an enormous trust deficit I've worked with a lot of people there a lot of those folks that are in the senior ranks worked for me when I was there I really love the people I think that the best path forward is to go to the regulators and figure out how to write a legislative framework that allows them to implement some rules that are scalable You know I think the fig leaf is now pretty much gone about section two 30 You know I think that there are publisher that's pretty much clear so it's about but ultimately honestly here's the thing Barry You have an almost $1 trillion company It's getting attacked by Apple who is trying to literally eviscerate the Facebook business model and lift the value of the rest of the Internet and the inventory on the Internet You have all these decentralized projects now that are trying to reconstruct social hierarchy in a way that's more measurable and transparent You have regulators all around the world that are clamoring for something to happen and then you have these mental health issues now for a parent with a child that we all have now responsibility to deal with I think if folks were willing to let that company be one quarter of its market cap you can probably implement a bunch of rules It would just mean that you know a small number of people would be much less rich but then I think the rest of society wouldn't care that much and they would continue to use Facebook Interesting And before we get to our favorite questions we ask all our guests I gotta throw you a curveball You were pretty successful at the World Series of poker events You won You placed.
"ken paxton" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Listening The U.S. is holding meetings with the Taliban this weekend Jim Forbes has more Multiple outlets report a U.S. delegation will meet face to face with Taliban representative It's the first face to face meeting between the two sides since American forces withdrew from Afghanistan in August CNN reports one of the topics will be that continued safe passage out of Afghanistan for U.S. nationals foreign nationals and Afghans who want to leave I'm Jim Forbes The new Texas abortion laws back on the books at least for now the 5th U.S. circuit Court of Appeals granted a temporary stay Friday night after a lower court blocked the law Attorney general Ken Paxton filed the motion earlier in the day arguing the federal government has no jurisdiction over state law Facebook is back up after a major outage Friday the social media giant is blaming a faulty configuration change for that outage It was the second major outage this week to affect Facebook and Instagram Facebook offered it sincere apologies I'm Brad Siegel And I'm Denise Pellegrini and the Bloomberg newsroom Well school may be in session but the shortage of child care is still proving to be a huge hurdle to women reentering the labor market The jobs report out yesterday showed a way smaller than expected number of jobs created in September and the number of women on payrolls fell for the first time since the winter coronavirus surgeon December The drop was even more pronounced for those aged 25 to 44 and the decline was a major driver behind the slowdown in overall job growth Labor secretary Marty Walsh says even so things are improving I think schools.
Texas' Ban on School Mask Mandates Temporarily Denied by Court
"The taxes Supreme Court is temporarily allowing school districts to implement mask mandates. Correspondent Tanya J. Powers has more the Texas Supreme Court's ruling leaves in place. A temporary restraining order from Travis County Judge Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Governor Greg Abbott had wanted the state Supreme Court to overrule that judge. Here's what all that means. Some school districts in Texas have been putting their own mask mandates in place in opposition to Governor Greg Abbott's ban on them. The court has now cleared the way for those districts to enact their own mask rules. Meanwhile, although Covid 19 vaccinations have increased in recent weeks, the delta variant continues to spread rapidly among the unvaccinated, including Children. According to the Texas Tribune. The two main groups that remain unvaccinated across Texas are white conservatives in rural areas, along with Hispanics and blacks in big cities. Among the unvaccinated are five million Children, many of them who are not eligible for the vaccine. Overall, about nine million vaccine eligible Texans have not gotten the shot just over 50% of Texans are fully
"ken paxton" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Repair A limited political poll could be bad news for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. WB apiece, Dennis Martin Paxton is being investigated by the FBI I over bribery and abuse of office accusations made by several of his former deputies. That's why the Associated Press asked Texas more than 100 Republican State lawmakers. If they have confidence in Paxton on the ABC says only two of them responded. They said they have no reason to question Paxton's performance, but they are awaiting the results. But the FBI investigation Gonna smarten WB AP News the top U. S House Republican and paid a visit to Donald Trump in Florida. Fox's Gardel Scott reports. The meeting between California Congressman Kevin McCarthy and the former president was, according to a statement from McCarthy, a commitment towards 2022 helping elect Republicans to the House and Senate. The House GOP leader blamed Democrats for in his words, pushing an agenda that divides Fox News reported. McCarthy got the invitation to meet with former President Trump as he was in Florida for fundraiser GURNAL Scott Fox News. McCarthy, who earlier this week called on his Republican colleagues to stop going after one another is facing criticism from Congressman Matt Gates. Kevin McCarthy needs to hold a vote on Liz Cheney. And if he doesn't The Republican Conference is a total joke. Appearing on Fox is Tucker Carlson. Tonight, Gates talked up his efforts to have list Cheney removed his House Conference House GOP conference chair for voting to impeach President Trump before he left office..
"ken paxton" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, No Texas, the first state to sue the Biden administration, and we won. At least we got a temporary restraining order. And hopefully that will continue. Let's go to John in killer, John. How you doing? Just fine, sir. How you I'm well, Thank you. Well, you know, Joe Biden talked about how he threatened. They've got the Ukrainian prosecutor fired that was investigating his son of that engine company. So as long as hunter Biden is making money off the oil industry, it's okay and great. But when 11,000 Americans make money off of it is bad in one terrible for the economy. Yeah, acceptable casualties under the Biden administration. Maybe John Just maybe we ought to put 100 Biden in charge of Oh, I don't know Exxon or Texaco or one of these huge oil and gas companies. And then as long as hunters involved Biden will stay away from it. You know? I mean, that sounds reasonable, right? Well, sure does. Just like China. I think there's the largest polluter in the world with fossil fuels, but it's gonna be okay for them to do it. It won't be key for us. But China by, uh, biting collusion, I think, but, uh yeah. Forget Russian collusion that never Woz, uh, landed while from Russia. Now start the industry down. We may have to buy it from Russia Tissue. It could be biting Russia collusion. Exactly. Absolutely, John. Very good call. I appreciate it. Yeah. Um What happened to that story? Where did that go in the news cycle. The 100 Biden laptop and the Ukrainian deal. And all of that was that all fake news was that all a figment of conservative imagination or was their real evidence as opposed to the Steele dossier. Yeah, well, look, be sure you understand. Democrats manifest UPA Chrissy every minute of every day, especially when they're working on behalf of they say of the American people. You know, I keep hearing about. Well, we're gonna have electric cars and wind power of We're not gonna get any a missions. We're not going to do anything. Wait. It's all gonna be great. Of course, I'm gonna make every single man and woman in America unemployed on on my way to doing that. Just like with the XL pipeline. You know, he keeps talking about. We're gonna be a mission free by 2035. Well, what about the people that have to pay a mortgage payment next month? Not 2035. But next month or this month? What about the people that need to eat need to send their kids to school? You know, you keep this pie in the sky crap. Which is why I'm going to create this, and I'm gonna create that. You know people in hell want ice water, too, But that doesn't mean it's coming. Probably not. I mean, you saying it doesn't make it so well, I'm gonna be the most aggressive president on climate change. It's the biggest murder. You know, people are trying to figure out How to keep their kids in school. You know how Tonto Carpool to get where they need to go. How to put groceries in the fridge on you're sitting there telling me well, 25 years from now we're going to be the most. I don't want to hear that garbage and the American people don't want to hear that garbage. You don't get rid of something before you have something better to replace it, And that's exactly why you're doing it and you're doing it. To appease the AOC idiot in your party and you need to stop. You work for the American people, Not the Democrat Party is at two damn doubt. Tough to understand. I'm right Roberts News talking 20. W b A p. You've got enough to deal with.
"ken paxton" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Want us whenever you want us use talking 20 w B A P W b a p dot com 7 49. W B A P S. We continue on the Wednesday morning news. Texas attorney general Ken Paxton. Kind enough to join us here this morning. Just a week into the Biden administration. Can Paxton's office has had to find a lawsuit to stop one of their executive orders and it has happened on D I guess. That e guess we could give you credit for a decision You made late in the Trump administration to sign a document that really saved the state of Texas. Well, it certainly didn't hurt him. Good morning, and I want to congratulate holiday and 40 years I felt for about 30 of those years. I've been listening to him for those 30 years. So kind. Thank you. Thank you, sir. Thank everybody. Absolutely no. Yeah, we worked without with the trump registration We were concerned about, you know, immigration going forward. We've made huge strides in the last four years and I didn't want to see things fall apart, You know, on day one So you signed an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security. The state of Texas did. That requires homeland security to consult with you with the state of Texas and other border states before taking any action on immigration enforcement. In to me, if if that documents in place in the state of Texas is protected here from what the bite administration wants to do. No, there's no doubt that that agreement key to protecting us for a period of time. And then beyond that with the president has done is, I think clearly a violation of federal law and a violation of his constitutional authority because it's Congress that put immigration laws in the place. The president is supposed to enforce them. He doesn't have the authorities say, Hey, immigration is done. We're gonna just let people walk into the board now, and we're gonna give him amnesty that that is not under his power unless he gives Congress to change the law. I gotta ask you, though, Did you feel the same way under the Trump administration that it was not his role to enforce immigration or create immigration that it needed to come from Congress. Yes. And my my, my, my. The way we worked with the Trump Administration was pretty simple. There were things we disagree with. We were able to call them and say, Hey, We feel like you may be going down the wrong path and we could usually work it out so that things get changed in the right direction, so, but they had a tendency to All of the law and not not make up. New new new law for the president to do you know is Is this talking about immigration as a whole? Are we talking about illegal? Immigration. We're talking about illegal immigration, because what works What? What the president has said, is no more deportations. And he seems to be welcoming people into the country, saying if you come here, we won't deport you will. Now you see what's going on? We thought we had finally stopped all these huge migrations from Central America. You think that given our health issues that coveted In other issues that we wouldn't wanna courage, people to just walk into our country and say, Hey, you're okay. Come on in. Attorney General Ken Paxton is with us right now from the state of Texas. We got more with him after we check traffic and here's money Coke money. 35 North bound center, a wreck. Also one North found Luke 12 and I 30 and the two right lanes and eastbound Bush Turnpike. It Josie Lane That one's got a lease one lane, taking away the W B A P first traffic on the ones I'm Monte Cook. From the W B A P Weather center clearing, windy and cooler 51 Today Gusty north winds for awhile loaded I 28 30 52 Tomorrow 62 Friday and then a warmer weekend Right now and W b a p. 40 degrees. Texas.
"ken paxton" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Up Gavin Newsom, governor of California, he's been talking about how the science guides and there's only one problem. Early. It does not. Is the bench Bureau show. Hey, damn, 7 90. ABC News at 3 30 I'm Kevin Trap. A temporary restraining order has been issued over the Biden administration's paws on deportations. Texas Federal judge issued the ruling on Tuesday, citing the Administrative Procedure Act. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the new administration last week, saying the Trump administration and Texas reach an agreement before Biden was sworn in requiring consultation before any deportation changes are made. Paxton calls the 14 Day restraining order of victory against the seditious Left wing. Insurrection. I'm Tom Roberts. President Joe Biden says the federal government will purchase an additional 200 million doses of Corona virus vaccines. This enough vaccine Fully vaccinate 300 Americans. By end of the summer, the beginning of the fall. State GOP has somebody men, Jordan Cunningham is demanding answers on the Corona virus vaccine roll out. It should be a relatively simple thing for them to share that information with us and they haven't been willing to do that. Which makes me wonder what formula are they implying Who's determined where the vaccine does this go. He wants Dr Mark Galley of California's Health and Human Services Department to explain the lack of communication and transparency. ABC News is sponsored by the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. Essential workers of the foundation of our economy. Our families and communities depend on them. If you're concerned about your safety at work due to Cove in 19 Take action. Learn your rights, visit d i r dot CIA dot go forward slash coven. ABC Weather Tonight Partly cloudy in the evening Becoming mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain after midnight lows in the mid to upper forties. Tomorrow cloudy with a 30% chance of rain. I's in the mid fifties to lower sixties southeast winds 15 to 25 MPH. It's the power drive home after John Phillips has Ben Shapiro at three, then Dan Bongino moves up to five PM bench Appear with Dan Bongino on your Drive home today on 7 90 KBC traffic Next Google home can help you stay up to date on the latest news. Don't believe us. Just say, Hey, Google play KBC. Sure, Here's Skate and 7 93. BC dependable traffic Mid City The 10 westbound after LeBron that accident's been clear the traffic is still heavy from Arlington with here on the 605 south bounded Washington stall in the right lane of the on ramp and I'm Hills a stop and go on the 91 eastbound between were Canyon and Gypsum Canyon. Corona on the 91 this time westbound before Lincoln crashing the center divider on Terrio, the 15 South bound after Haruka crashed, blocking the middle lane, stop and go from the 10, Ontario, this time north bound on the 15 at Aruba crashed, blocking the onramp. That's dependable traffic. I'm.