“No article received more than 14 of the required 21 votes to convict.”
We’ve previously covered the apparent attempt by establishment Texas Republicans at a miscarriage of justice against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R). Most recently, we noted that Paxton had been impeached by the Texas House and had to await his Senate trial to return to serve Texans as their AG.
On Saturday, the Texas Senate acquitted Paxton on all articles of impeachment.
Great! Should never have happened. Hope it opened some eyes in Texas. https://t.co/wPTHf0toEe
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) September 16, 2023
The Texas Senate on Saturday acquitted Attorney General Ken Paxton of 16 articles of impeachment alleging corruption and bribery, his most artful escape in a career spent courting controversy and skirting consequences of scandal.
No article received more than 14 of the required 21 votes to convict. Only two of 19 Republican Senators, Bob Nichols of Jacksonville and Kelly Hancock of North Richland Hills, voted in favor of convicting for any article — a stark contrast to the nearly 70% of House Republicans who impeached the attorney general in May.
Paxton issued the following statement.
My statement on today’s Senate acquittal vote: pic.twitter.com/XZrbfEB5ny
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) September 16, 2023
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