Two Of Texas’ Top Officials Feud Over Accusations Of Drunkenness

  • A feud between two of Texas’ top Republicans has broken down into sordid accusations of drunkenness and corruption.
  • The state party’s rift between its moderate and conservative wings fueled aspersions cast about two Republicans at the top of state politics.
  • Attorney General Ken Paxton, an outspoken conservative, and House Speaker Dade Phelan, who is friendly with the legislature’s moderates and Democrats, launched into a public feud on Tuesday.