Texas Attorney General Paxton is Brought Up On Impeachment Charges by Texas House

Tom Handy

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been busy as he recently sued the Biden administration over the CBP One App. Texas claims that the app helps migrants get around immigration laws.

Now the Attorney General is facing his own impeachment as the Texas House voted for his impeachment on Thursday, May 25.

The Attorney General was reelected for a third term in last November’s election. Now, Paxton has to fight the claims of bribery, retaliating against whistleblowers, false statements, and obstruction of justice.

The chair of the investigative committee Texas State Representative Andrew Murr said:

“After a period of time for your review and reflection, I intend to call up the resolution adopting the articles of impeachment. If you have any questions at all, please come visit with me or any other member of our committee.”

House Republican Speaker Dade Phelan said in a statement:

“It’s is a sad day for Texas as we witness the corrupt political establishment unite in this illegitimate attempt to overthrow the will of the people and disenfranchise the voters of our state.”

Paxton called the committee’s findings “hearsay and gossip, parroting long-disproven claims.”

He added:

“The RINOs in the Texas Legislature are now on the same side as Joe Biden.”

For Paxton to get impeached it would require a majority of the House's 150 members to impeach him. Republicans control the House 85 to 64.

Paxton is a Republican and needs the support of his fellow party members to void getting impeached.

Ken Paxton released the following statement.

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You can hear more details on the impeachment charges in this video.

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