Paxton Absent From AGs Statement Condemning Riots

Dallas’s CBS News affiliate reports:

A letter signed by 50 attorneys general condemning the Jan. 6 violence at the U.S. Capitol was released on Wednesday, but Texas’ Ken Paxton was absent from that letter. In the letter, the attorneys general told the Department of Justice they are “appalled” at the rioters who “invaded the U.S. Capitol, defaced the building and engaged in a range of criminal conduct.”

Last Wednesday’s events took over headlines as President Donald Trump and his supporters called for the 2020 election results to be overturned due to unfounded claims of voter fraud Texas Attorney General Paxton was among those who spoke at a rally in Washington D.C. before the violence began.

He encouraged supporters to keep fighting for the president in regards to continued claims of election fraud. Paxton was no where to be seen in the attorneys general’s letter about the “very dark day in America.”

Read the full letter.