After a video of House Speaker Dade Phelan, a Republican, slurring words went viral, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called for his resignation Tuesday.
Last weekend, a video of Phelan slurring his words on the Texas State House dais garnered over a million views on Twitter, sparking debate over the reason.
In his call for Phelan's resignation, Paxton said he was "in a state of apparent debilitating intoxication," but he did not provide evidence beyond the video.
Paxton added that the House Speaker’s conduct “constitutes a failure to live up to his duty to the public.”
The House Speaker's behavior "constitutes a failure to live up to his duty to the public," Paxton said.
Some Twitter users backed the speaker, citing the long session that went into the night and an earlier video of him sounding more comprehensible.
Forbes' request for comment to Phelan's office was not met with an immediate response.
According to KXAN Austin, Paxton's video was captured after a 14-hour workday. Paxton and Phelan fought before.
Paxton paid four former staffers $3.3 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit against him in February, but Phelan disagreed.
Phelan has been criticized by conservative House members for opposing rule modifications that would have stopped Democrats from becoming committee chairs.