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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