Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan gavels in the 87th Legislature’s special session at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas.
An intraparty GOP feud is brewing in Texas state politics between AG Ken Paxton and House Speaker Dade Phelan.
Paxton accused Phelan of being drunk during a late-night Friday legislative session in a now-viral clip.
After Paxton called on him to resign, Phelan said the incident was a distraction from an inquiry into Paxton’s alleged bribery.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accused the Texas state House Speaker of being drunk during a vote and called for his resignation, while Speaker Dade Phelan is calling the move political, amid a deepening intraparty feud.
During a late-night vote last Friday, Phelan, a Republican, appeared impaired and slurred his words at the tail end of a 14-hour session, per a video.
Paxton and other intraparty rivals of Phelan boosted a video of the incident over the weekend.
By Tuesday, Paxton publicly called on Phelan to resign.
This article was written by Azmi Haroun,Erin Snodgrass and originally published on www.businessinsider.com