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Texas State Senate Acquits Attorney General Ken Paxton on 16 Different Articles of Impeachment

Posted on AllSides September 17th, 2023
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The Texas state senate voted to acquit attorney general Ken Paxton on 16 separate articles of impeachment after the state house of representatives passed a similar motion in late May.

Had Paxton been convicted on any of the counts, he would have been removed from office and faced a subsequent vote to permanently bar him from public office in Texas. The vote came after 30 state senators, 19 of whom are Republicans, deliberated for nearly eight hours in a closed-door session following earlier deliberations before the upper chamber.

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