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Ken Paxton Impeachment

What to know about Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s long-running scandals and legal battles

Less than a year into his first term, Paxton was charged with felony securities fraud. The Justice Department is investigating bribery allegations against him as a Texas House committee conducts its own probe into his behavior.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton at a press conference at the William P. Clements State Office Building on a pilot program to dispose of medications, especially opioids, on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Austin.

As attorney general, Paxton is the state’s top lawyer

Paxton has fought criminal securities fraud charges for most of his tenure

Top employees accused Paxton of bribery and abusing his office

Whistleblowers sued Paxton, claiming he retaliated against them

Paxton tried to overturn 2020 presidential election results in other states

The attorney general is a champion for conservative causes

Voters have backed Paxton amid numerous scandals

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