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Ken Paxton Impeachment

Texas Senate rejects all motions to dismiss Ken Paxton impeachment charges

The pretrial motions required a majority vote. All but one were rejected by two-thirds of the Senate, suggesting an openness in the chamber to hear the allegations against Paxton.

Senators file into the Senate floor at the beginning of the impeachment trial of suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sept. 5, 2023.

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 Attorney General's Office Dan Patrick Ken Paxton Texas House of Representatives Texas Legislature Texas Senate