Ken Paxton Fights Impeachment

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( – Former President Donald Trump recently predicted that Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas was not going to be affected at all by his impeachment trial and that GOP voters were going to remember what had happened in the next election.

Paxton was elected for the first time in 2015, and he was reelected for a third term in 2022. However, despite his success in the ballots, Paxton is now having to fight an impeachment vote that was started by the Republican-led Texas House of Representatives. This is the third time in close to two centuries that Texas officials have initiated such proceedings. The motion for Paxton’s impeachment was passed in a 121-23 vote. Since May of this year, there have been 85 Republicans and 64 Democrats in the House, while there is still one seat vacant. There were several legislators who did not vote in the impeachment case.

Texas senators are going to be considering a total of 20 articles that have been filed against Paxton, including claims that he had abused his official capacity, misused official information, corruption, retaliation, and hiring Laura Olson, a woman with whom he was having an affair. He has also been accused of having used his position of power in order to help intervene in the probe into Nate Paul, a real estate investor. Paxton had also fired the four deputies who had claimed that Paul had bribed Paxton for this.

In his post on X Trump wrote that Paxton was “fighting the Austin Swamp and Establishment,” and that he would be able to survive this and continue to fight against the Swamp.

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