Texas House votes on impeachment of GOP AG Ken Paxton

 May 28, 2023

The Texas House scheduled a vote to impeach Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton on corruption-related concerns.

The vote was set for Saturday in a surprising turn of events for the longtime conservative.

The details

"The 20 articles of impeachment (attached below) include allegations that include the misapplication of public resources, bribery, and obstruction of justice," Breitbart Texas reported.

"Members of the committee include Chairman Andrew Murr (R-Kerrville), Rep. Ann Johnson (D-Houston), Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth), Rep. Oscar Longoria (D-Mission), and Rep. David Spiller (R-Jacksboro)," it added.

Voted out

"The vote to adopt the 20 articles of impeachment was 121-23, with three members absent," it added.

Former President Donald Trump stood with Paxton and has vowed to oppose any Republicans who voted for impeachment.

"The RINO Speaker of the House of Texas, Dade Phelan, who is barely a Republican at all and failed the test on voter integrity, wants to impeach one of the most hard working and effective attorney generals in the United States, Ken Paxton, who just won reelection with a large number of American Patriots strongly voting for him," Trump wrote in a Truth Social post Saturday afternoon.

"You would think that any issue would have been fully adjudicated by the voters of Texas, especially when that vote was so conclusive."

The Texas Senate will vote next. To impeach Paxton will require two-thirds of the state's senators.

The stunning vote shows that the allegations may include serious issues that were convincing both for the committee and the overwhelming majority of House members.

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