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Attorney Responds to State Rep’s Motion to Dismiss Defamation Suit Over “Treason” Accusation
(TNM) – In a significant development in the ongoing legal battle between Morgan McComb and Texas State Representative Jeff Leach, McComb’s attorney, Paul Davis, has filed a compelling response to Leach’s motion to dismiss the case. The document, which is now publicly available, provides a robust rebuttal to Leach’s accusations and presents a strong case for the continuation of the lawsuit.
The lawsuit was initiated by McComb, a staunch supporter of Texas independence, in response to a tweet by Leach that accused her and other TEXIT supporters of treason and sedition. Leach’s tweet, according to Davis, falls within the elements of defamation per se.
In his response, Davis refutes Leach’s claim that McComb is using a SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) strategy. He argues, “If any party to this lawsuit is attempting to stifle free speech and limit public participation, it is not Morgan McComb, it is Jeff Leach.” This statement powerfully counters Leach’s accusations and highlights the real issue at hand – the attempt by Leach to limit public participation through false accusations.
Davis further emphasizes that Leach’s status as a legislator and a lawyer could easily convince a reasonably informed reader that advocating for Texas independence is a crime, which is not true. He states…