‘Toxic’ for local officials: Texas Gov. Ken Paxton’s official Twitter account is ‘toxic’ and ‘incredibly hateful’
Breitbart News reported on Wednesday that Texas Governor Ken Paisco has been suspended from Twitter for a week after the governor’s official official Twitter handle became the target of a coordinated attack on the accounts of local officials in Texas.
The Twitter account @GovernorKenPaisco was suspended on Wednesday, but the governor did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The governor is currently out of the office and will not be available for comment as of Thursday morning.
The tweeters who started the Twitter attack targeted Paisco’s official account, @GovPaisco, and then posted a series of false and hateful messages to his official account.
In the tweets, they claimed the governor was a white supremacist, a member of the KKK, and that he was running for governor in 2020.
“As I’m sure you’ve seen, the Texas State Capitol in Austin, TX is now being used as a ‘safe space’ for the KKK to spread hate and promote hate,” one of the tweets read.
“They’re even encouraging other state offices to use the Capitol to spread their hate.”
Another tweeted that Paisco is a “disgrace to Texas” and that the “Travis County Republican Party is now taking the lead in spreading hate and division through social media.”
The attacks targeted the official account because Paisco had previously retweeted racist, misogynistic, and homophobic tweets.
The tweets also targeted the office of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who has been criticized for using the office to promote a pro-abortion and anti-LGBTQ agenda.
Paisco did not respond to multiple requests for comment from Breitbart News, but he has previously retweeting anti-abortion, pro-LGBT, and pro-war tweets.
Breitbart News previously reported that Paxton was suspended from his official Twitter accounts for a few days after a tweet about President Donald Trump.
The official account of Paisco, @GovernorsGov, was suspended for 24 hours in March.
The suspended account also included a picture of a Confederate flag and an image of the Confederate flag.
The suspension came after the Texas House voted on Wednesday to pass HB 1465, a bill that would strip abortion providers of their federal funding if they perform abortions on fetuses.
The bill would also remove abortion providers’ ability to have their medical license renewed if they receive federal funding.
HB 1435, introduced by Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Dallas), would also prohibit abortion providers from having to perform ultrasounds of a pregnant woman’s body to prove that the abortion was legal.
On March 1, Paxton tweeted that HB 1455 would “stifle women’s reproductive rights,” and “have a devastating effect on Texas women.”
He also wrote, “HB 1455, the ‘Heartbeat Act,’ would strip abortions from women, end abortion coverage in Texas, and require women to have to pay for them, if the procedure is medically necessary.
It’s also known as the ‘Texas Death Penalty Act,’ which would end abortions in Texas.”
The tweet included a link to the bill’s website and suggested that the governor could use his position to push the bill through the legislature.
The Texas Observer reported on March 8 that the House passed HB 1485, which would remove abortion coverage from all Texas health insurance plans, and the House voted to pass SB 1330, which also would prohibit abortions.
The Senate approved SB 1329 on March 15, and it now goes to the governor for his signature.
In April, Paisco said in a radio interview that HB 1355 and HB 1415 were “foolish.”
Paisco tweeted in April that HB 15 is “not a bill” and said it is a proposal.
“We have to have it, because it’s a bill, not a proposal,” Paisco told WFAA-AM on April 10.
“And the governor has to sign it.
It has to be a bill.
We’ve got to do this.”
Paxton has been an outspoken advocate of repealing the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding from being used to pay abortions in the state.
HB 15 would make it a felony to obtain or possess abortion-inducing medication, and would make abortion providers ineligible for Medicaid funding.
The House of Representatives passed HB 15 on March 17, but it failed in the Senate.
In a statement to Breitbart News on March 25, Texas Gov’t of the Governor, Brian Loggins, said, “We are committed to ensuring that Texans receive the care they need, and as part of that, we support Texas abortion providers.
We recognize that our state’s healthcare system is diverse, and there are many Texans who choose to choose to continue their pregnancies through a legal abortion.
We will continue to work to protect women’s access to safe and legal abortion, including through the passage of SB 1455 and the implementation of SB 1331.”
Loggins also said