According to a statement released by the law firm representing Bryan Slaton’s criminal defense attorney, the legislator from North Texas has retained legal representation if he is subject to an investigation by a House ethics committee.
On Monday, Rockwall attorney Patrick Short stated that the Royse City Republican had contacted him over “a probable complaint filed against him with the Texas House Committee on General Affairs.” Short is from Rockwall. The news that Slaton had hired an attorney was initially published by the Texas Tribune.
The Allegations Of Infidelity Against Slaton
The allegations of infidelity against Slaton were made in a post on a conservative website, which was indirectly alluded to in Short’s statement. But, Short did not provide specifics about what the complaint would include.
“We are aware of outrageous claims circulating online by second-tier media that make false claims against Representative Slaton,” Short said. “As a result, he has been advised to forward all inquiries in this matter — including any that may relate to a possible complaint — to his legal counsel.”
Slaton and his staff did not respond to our calls on the claims we made last week. Composed of five MPs, the general investigative committee has the authority to investigate allegations of inappropriate behavior in the workplace, including but not limited to misconduct, malfeasance, misfeasance, misuse of office, and incompetence.
Last Monday, the committee’s chairman, Republican Representative Andrew Murr of Junction, tweeted that the committee does not comment on investigations. After becoming the sole politician in the House of Representatives to skip last week’s debate on the state budget, rumors started flying about Slaton. Check out the latest news about Republican Women Will Host Speaker Robbi Hull.
Below we have given a tweet related to the matter. You can see the tweet below:
— 🌟 Lauren McGaughy (@lmcgaughy) April 6, 2023
Slaton, regarded as one of the most extreme right-wing conservatives in the chamber, had intended to submit many amendments to the budget. Throughout this session, he has been publicly working against the rights of LGBTQ people and has introduced legislation that would make abortion a death penalty.
Slaton, already in a committed relationship, is serving his second term as the representative for Hopkins, Hunt, and Van Zandt counties. He received a master’s degree in divinity with biblical languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary after studying at Ouachita Baptist University, the University of North Texas, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.