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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Impeached and Suspended over Corruption Allegations

HeadlineMay 30, 2023

In Texas, the Republican-led state House has voted overwhelmingly to impeach Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, suspending him from office over accusations that include accepting bribes, obstruction of justice, and abuse of office. The move comes after a House committee launched an investigation into Paxton, describing a years-long pattern of misconduct. The FBI has also been probing Paxton for years over allegations he used his office to help a donor. The Texas Senate will now conduct an impeachment trial, where at least two-thirds of senators must support Paxton’s removal from office.

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