AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton is innocent until proved guilty and is serving Texas well as the state’s top attorney while he awaits his day in court.
Abbott compared Paxton’s legal woes to those of former Gov. Rick Perry, who was indicted before he left office but later saw the courts drop charges against him. Perry, who blamed the legal troubles for derailing his second failed presidential bid, called the allegations against him politically motivated. Paxton has argued similarly that the case against him is all about politics and that he will prevail in court.
“We obviously saw what played out with regard to Governor Perry,” Abbott said Wednesday after signing copies of his new book, Broken But Unbowed, for fans at the launch of his book tour. Paxton “deserves his day in court. In the meantime, he’s doing a good job of working with my office on issues that affect all Texans.”
Source: Gov. Greg Abbott says embattled AG Ken Paxton deserves his day in court, is doing a good job DALLAS MORNING NEWS