Despite poll, GOP officials say Paxton should not resign

Despite poll, GOP officials say Paxton should not resign

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AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott brushed off the idea Monday that indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton should resign, while the state GOP chairman said Texas’ chief law enforcement officer “absolutely” should stay in office while he faces the charges against him.

Their comments came on the heels of a poll indicating that 62 percent of likely Republican voters in Texas think Paxton should resign after being indicted on alleged securities law violations.

“I haven’t seen the poll,” said Abbott when asked about the …… read more here. 

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