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Ken Paxton Impeachment

Effort to impeach Ken Paxton, led by fellow Republicans, sets off political earthquake in Texas

Republicans have chosen to remain largely silent during years of alleged misconduct and lawbreaking by the attorney general. Now they will have to take a public stand.

Opening Day action of the 88th Texas Legislature at the Texas Capitol showing Attorney General Ken Paxton conferring with Gov. Greg Abbott outside the Senate chamber before his swearing in ceremony in Jan. 10, 2023.

The big question: Why now? 

Fellow Republicans start to weigh in

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Politics State government Andrew Murr Dade Phelan Dan Patrick Greg Abbott Ken Paxton Texas House of Representatives Texas Legislature Texas Senate