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House General Investigating Committee recommends Paxton be impeached

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The Texas House Investigating Committee today voted unanimously to recommend Attorney General Ken Paxton, pictured, be impeached and removed from office The Texas House General Investigating Committee voted unanimously today (Thursday, May 25) to recommend that Attorney General Ken Paxton be impeached and removed from office.

The recommendation comes a day after a hearing in which investigators detailed “a yearslong pattern if alleged misconduct and lawbreaking,” the Texas Tribune reports.

Committee voted during a specially-called meeting today to refer the articles of impeach to the full House. The next step in the process is for the House to decide whether to approve the articles of impeachment.

If the House votes to impeach, the matter heads to the Senate for trial. If the Senate trial ends in conviction, Paxton would be removed from office.

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