Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Court of Impeachment Orders


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today on the upcoming impeachment trial of Warren Kenneth Paxton, Jr.:

“I have received numerous questions on the upcoming impeachment trial. On June 21, the Senate passed rules of impeachment 25-3. As presiding officer in the impeachment trial, all 31 Senators and I are subject to communication rules which prohibit discussing the merits of the trial.

“In order to keep the public informed of dates and orders I issue, the Senate has established a website that the public can check daily to stay updated on the latest filings. The website can be viewed here.

“Today I issued a Gag Order, which can be viewed on the website.

“On Wednesday, July 12, I issued a Discovery Order requiring the House Board of Managers to turn over certain information to Warren Kenneth Paxton, Jr.”

Important Dates:

Pre-trial motions are due August 5.

Answers to pre-trial motions are due August 15.

The trial begins September 5.

In addition to the rules of the court, the Gag Order, and the Discovery Order, the website will be updated as orders are issued and as parties file motions with the court.