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Ken Paxton Impeachment

Ken Paxton cannot be forced to testify at his impeachment trial, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick rules

The suspended attorney general argued that he should have the same protection from testifying as any defendant in a criminal trial. Patrick, acting as trial judge, agreed.

From left: Attorney Tony Buzbee, suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton and attorney Dan Cogdell on the Senate floor on Sept. 5, 2023. The attorneys are part of the team defending Paxton in his Senate impeachment trial.

Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial: What to know

  • Paxton faces several allegations

  • Defense calls accusations political

  • Texas Senate acting as impeachment jury

  • The political donor at the center of the case

  • Affair could play key role in impeachment

  • The trial features several high-profile Texans

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Politics State government Dan Patrick Ken Paxton Texas House of Representatives Texas Legislature Texas Senate