O’Rourke Responds to Defamation Suit, Disputes Allegations

Posted on AllSides March 28th, 2022
From The Right
(The Texan/Brad Johnson)

Democratic candidate for governor, Beto O’Rourke, issued his official legal response to defamation allegations made by Energy Transfer CEO Kelcy Warren — calling the charges errant.

Filed with the 424th District Court in San Saba County, O’Rourke’s petition disputes an earlier one made by Warren accusing the candidate of defamation for statements he’s made on the campaign trail. O’Rourke has accused Warren, specifically, and others more broadly, of extortion and bribery for his company making money during the 2021 blackouts when electricity and gas scarcity prices soared.

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