FILE - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks at a news conference in Dallas on June 22, 2017.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Following years of scandal, criminal charges and corruption accusations, Texas’s Republican Attorney General, Ken Paxton, finds himself on the brink of impeachment, and a GOP-led panel is heading the charge.
It’s unclear how many supporters Paxton may have in the House, where he served five terms before becoming a state senator.
Since the prospect of impeachment suddenly emerged Wednesday, none of Texas’ other top Republicans have voiced support for Paxton.
The attorney general characterized his potential impeachment as “a critical moment for the rule of law and will of Texas voters.”.
Only twice has the Texas House impeached a sitting official: Gov. James Ferguson in 1917 and state Judge O.P. Carrillo in 1975. »