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Texas congressional members sound off on Paxton impeachment trial

Posted on AllSides September 12th, 2023
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Julia Nikhinson for The Texas Tribune

The impeachment trial for suspended Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is underway and attracting attention from members of Congress.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a former Texas attorney general, said he’d been watching the trial “off and on” and called the allegations of Paxton’s actions “deeply disturbing.”

“I think it’s unfolding the way it should,” Cornyn told reporters last week. Cornyn has previously called Paxton’s scandals an embarrassment.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, didn’t respond to questions about the trial but has previously denounced the impeachment proceedings.

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