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Texas impeachment: Here’s why Ken Paxton was acquitted

Posted on AllSides September 17th, 2023
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) was acquitted on 16 articles of impeachment in a Texas State Senate trial Saturday.

Paxton was impeached by the Texas State House of Representatives for alleged inappropriate favors done for donors, interference in federal investigations and retaliation against whistleblowers. The Texas state House also unveiled new evidence against Paxton last month,  including a fake Uber account he used with a real estate investor whose connections to Paxton had already been scrutinized in the earlier impeachment. 

If a conviction occurred on just one of the articles Paxton faced, he would have...

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