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Texas Legislative Committee Recommends Impeaching State Attorney General Ken Paxton

Against state Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Texas House General Investigating Committee reportedly overwhelmingly recommended articles of impeachment on Thursday.

After Paxton requested state funding for a potential $3.3 million payment to stop a lawsuit brought by his former staff accusing him of retribution, the committee convened the vote during a special session on Thursday, according to the Texas Tribune.

The proposals will now be considered by the House, which has until May 29 to make a decision before the parliamentary term expires.

After being accused of security fraud, Paxton was twice re-elected as attorney general.

The FBI is presently looking into him after a whistleblower accused him of accepting bribes, although Paxton has refuted all of the allegations.

According to the Texas Tribune, state senators would call a special session to launch an inquiry if a majority of the House supports the proposal before the deadline.

Paxton would be the first attorney general to be impeached by a legislature if the effort to impeach him were accepted.

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