Texas House votes to impeach AG Ken Paxton

Posted on AllSides May 27th, 2023
From The Center

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.”

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