The by the GOP majority House was 121-23……
The guy won’t be able to work until a trial by the State Senate on the charges…..
And somewhere in the background could be the Federal Indictment handed up against Paxton a few years ago?
Right now there is no indication on how the state’s Senate might go to convict him of the charges and terminate his employment as Attorney General….But we now have Donald Trump and Ted Cruz out saying they has Paxton’s back….Read below for the Senate situation…..
Texas GOP Governor Abbott will assign someone to the Attorney General Office until the situation is resolved…
The speed of this has shaken the Republicans in that state…..
But NOT the state’s House lawmakers….
Paxton, who has been under various investigations for years, had dismissed the impeachment effort as “political theater” based on “hearsay and gossip, parroting long-disproven claims” and an attempt to disenfranchise voters who elected him to a third term last November.
Many of the allegations that form the basis of the articles of impeachment surfaced in 2020, when Paxton’s top aides accused him of abuse of office to benefit a wealthy donor. They reported their concerns to the F.B.I., which began an investigation, although no charges were filed. Four of the aides were fired and filed suit alleging retaliation….