Texas House recommends impeaching Attorney General Ken Paxton
A Republican-led committee of the Texas House of Representatives has recommended impeaching the state’s GOP attorney general Ken Paxton over years of claims he abused his office.
Paxton has been accused of many crimes while in power and has been at the center of spat among senior Republican party members after he claimed House Speaker Dade Phelan was drunk during votes.
The committee has been secretly looking into Paxton for months, and a vote setting up his removal from office could happen as soon as Friday.
Paxton, who asked the Supreme Court to overturn President Joe Biden’s 2020 win, has claimed the investigation is purely political, and has attacked the leadership of the state GOP for being too ‘liberal’.
When the five-member committee’s investigation came to light Tuesday, Paxton suggested it was a political attack by the House’s ‘liberal’ Republican speaker, Dade Phelan.
A Republican-led committee of the Texas House of Representatives has recommended impeaching the state’s GOP attorney general Ken Paxton over years of claims he abused his office
He called for Phelan’s resignation and accused him of being drunk during a marathon session last Friday. Phelan´s office has brushed off the accusation as Paxton attempting to ‘save face.’
‘It’s 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 said in a statement Thursday, calling the committee’s findings ‘ hearsay and gossip, parroting long-disproven claims.