Breitbart Texas Twisting Itself in Knots to Defend Ken Paxton
Breitbart Texas, a state-based, off-shoot of the national Tea Party site, was formed earlier this year to (apparently) give the Texas Tea Party another fake "news source" for their propaganda purposes. Their latest focus: trying to do opposition research and build a trove of content against Democrat Sam Houston, who is running against the criminally-challenged GOP candidate for Attorney General, Ken Paxton.
Branch and his supporters have raised the specter of potential criminal prosecution of Paxton under the Texas Securities Act — a scenario that could put Paxton, if elected, at the head of the office that decides whether to pursue such charges. Because the State Securities Board found that Paxton engaged in a civil violation of the registration requirements, Paxton could also face liability under criminal provisions that make unregistered solicitor work a third-degree felony. The attorney general's office shares responsibility for enforcing that law with the securities commissioner.
“If Ken Paxton is on the 2014 Republican ticket, his admitted lawbreaking will be a blight on the party,” Branch campaign spokesman Enrique Marquez said in an email.