War Of Words Escalates Between Phelan, Lt. Gov. Patrick

  • A war of words escalated between the two leaders of the Texas legislature over the weekend.
  • After the Texas Senate voted to acquit Attorney General Ken Paxton of all impeachment charges, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued a scathing rebuke of House Speaker Dade Phelan and the Texas House for rushing through an impeachment vote based on no evidence to support their charges. In response, Phelan issued a statement attacking Patrick and Senate Republicans.
  • Patrick has since called for a full audit of all impeachment-related expenses, arguing the House wasted millions of taxpayer dollars on an impeachment trial that he said never should have happened.
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