Texas House votes to impeach AG Ken Paxton
The Texas House on Saturday voted to impeach embattled state Attorney General Ken Paxton (R).
The vote was 121-23, with two present but not voting, and three who were absent from the chamber. He will be suspended from office pending a trial in the Senate.
The impeachment represents a sudden reversal for Paxton, who has twice cruised to reelection despite being under active federal indictment.
On Thursday, a state House investigative committee recommended his impeachment, finding that he had “used, misused, or failed to use his official powers in a manner calculated to subvert the lawful operation of the government.”