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The Texas Attorney General threatened impeachment

The Texas Attorney General threatened impeachment

Republican-dominated commission of inquiry recommended On Thursday the indictment of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a fierce ally of Donald Trump, is the first step in the impeachment process. The Lone Star State House of Representatives could hold a vote as early as Fridayisolation by Paxton. The latter will be forced out of office, at least temporarily, if the majority votes in favour 20 article indictmentfrom corruption to dishonesty and inability to hold office.

Paxton is no exception. He was charged with real estate fraud in 2015, but has yet to go to trial Various reasons, including its political influence. He was also under investigation by the FBI for several years about how he used his position to help a donor.

The articles of impeachment unanimously passed by the investigating committee, which includes three Republicans and two Democrats, stem in large part from Paxton’s relationship with one of his wealthy donors. They focus on Paxton’s alleged efforts to protect the donor from an FBI investigation and his attempts to thwart complaints by his employees.

Paxton has played a key role in lobbying Republican attorneys general from several states to persuade the United States Supreme Court to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in four key states. Two days before the investigative committee recommended his removal, he attacked the Republican Speaker of the House, Daddy Phelan, calling for his resignation and accusing him of being drunk during the last voting marathon in the House of Representatives.

“It’s a sad day for Texas, we seeinstitution said Paxton, who was re-elected to the presidency last November after defeating George P. Bush, Jeb Bush’s son, in the Republican Party. Basic.

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A vote to impeach Paxton would be followed by a trial in the Senate, where a two-thirds majority would be needed to remove him.

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