Texas House General Investigating Committee Recommends Impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton
The Texas House General Investigating Committee voted today to recommend that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton be impeached and removed from office—a decision that follows months of investigation into Paxton’s alleged criminal activity and misconduct.
Special prosecutors hired by the committee to investigate Paxton listed a number of potential criminal violations, including:
abuse of official capacity, securities fraud, misuse of official information, retaliation, official repression, unreported gifts to a public servant, and misapplication of fiduciary property.
The House will next decide whether to approve the articles against Paxton, which could lead to the attorney general’s removal from office pending the outcome of a trial to be conducted by the Senate. The full House could vote to impeach Paxton as soon as this weekend.
No Legislature has impeached an attorney general.
For further details of the investigation, I recommend watching the hearing or reading the transcript here.
Additional background, here.