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Texas AG Paxton on Cusp of Historic GOP-Led Vote on Impeachment

  • Paxton faces allegations of criminal and ethical wrongdoing
  • Articles of impeachment go before full Texas House on Saturday
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Photographer: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle/Getty Images
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The Republican-dominated Texas House of Representatives is scheduled to consider articles of impeachment against Attorney General Ken Paxton on Saturday, in what will be an historic vote that could result in his suspension from office.

Paxton, a champion of Republican legal fights over gun rights, abortion and immigration, has faced various allegations of wrongdoing throughout his tenure. A GOP-led ethics committee on Thursday voted unanimously to recommend his removal from office and released 20 articles of impeachment against him, including bribery and abuse of public trust.