Texas House panel recommends impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton

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A bipartisan, Republican-led committee in the Texas House of Representatives voted Thursday to recommend impeaching embattled Attorney General Ken Paxton, setting the stage for lawmakers to potentially oust the state official.

The vote by the Committee on General Investigating came a day after committee investigators testified about the findings of their months-long probe into Paxton’s alleged misconduct.

Representatives for Paxton’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The office shared on social media a video of one of its staffers calling the probe inaccurate and questioning the legality of the committee’s recommendation.

It was unclear when the House would take up a potential vote on impeaching Paxton. A spokesperson for House Speaker Dade Phelan — a Republican with whom Paxton has feuded — referred the question on House votes to the committee. Logan Harrison, a spokesman for the investigating panel, said the vote by…

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This article was written by Azi Paybarah and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com