A Texas House committee recommended Thursday that state Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) be impeached after hearing testimony from investigators who say Paxton broke several laws in order to help a political donor.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) is so corrupt that even Texas Republicans are formally trying to throw him out of office. https://t.co/ykbwpfPMxL
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) May 25, 2023
Prior to that announcement Axios reported:
A Texas House committee heard public testimony this week from investigators who allege that the state’s attorney general broke several laws and misused his power to help a political donor.
The House General Investigating Committee, led by a Republican, has the power to recommend the House censure or impeach Ken Paxton, also a Republican, meaning Paxton’s political reckoning could come from members of his own party.
Investigators for the House committee testified that Paxton committed a crime by retaliating against employees who reported violations of the law “in good faith.”
Paxton – who’s virulently anti-LGBTQ – denies any wrongdoing. The Texas House could remove him from office as soon as tomorrow.
More about the alleged offenses here. It’s worth noting that Paxton has been re-elected twice despite being under indictment on felony securities fraud charges.
Wallace: Some news has just broken about one of the most powerful Republicans in the state of Texas. The Republican attorney general Ken Paxton has been recommended for impeachment pic.twitter.com/72u6QDn6eD
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 25, 2023