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Ken Paxton Impeachment

Attorney General Ken Paxton was impeached. Here’s how that process works in Texas.

Paxton is now suspended until the outcome of a trial in the Senate. Gov. Greg Abbott can now appoint someone to temporarily fill the vacancy.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks to his supporters after being sworn into office on January 10, 2023.  At left are state Sen. Angela Paxton and Gov. Greg Abbott.

What are grounds for impeachment?

What is the impeachment process?

How does impeachment work if the Legislature is not in session?

How is the trial impacted by the attorney general being married to a senator?

How is a state impeachment different from a federal one?

How common is impeachment in Texas?

What are other possible ways to reprimand officials?

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