HOUSTON – Well-known Houston attorney Tony Buzbee deleted a social media post on Friday stating he was going to represent Attorney General Ken Paxton in his impeachment trial.
According to Texas Tribune Political Correspondent Patrick Svitek, Buzbee shared the following post on Instagram:
“I have been retained to represent our Attorney General of the State of Texas. Don’t believe all the foolishness you have read about this case in the media. We look forward to putting forth the actual truth and exonerating this public servant. I’m very confident that justice will prevail.”
The attorney’s post was deleted later that day.
Paxton was impeached on 20 articles of impeachment on May 27. He was allegedly suspended due to alleged bribery and abuse of office, but has also made several headlines for scandals over the past few years.
Houston lawyers Dick DeGuerin and Rusty Hardin will be the prosecutors in the impeachment trial, according to the Texas Tribune. They have worked on several high-profile cases.