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Ken Paxton Impeachment

Rep. John Smithee emerges as House hero among Paxton supporters, floated for speaker

On the day the House impeached Ken Paxton, Smithee delivered a 20 minute speech, criticizing the impeachment process as opaque, rushed and unfair to the accused.

State Rep. John Smithee, R-Amarillo, discusses House Bill 214, which would limit health benefit coverage for elective abortions, on Aug. 8, 2017.

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Politics State government Dade Phelan Dan Patrick John Smithee Steve Toth