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Paxton Acquitted On Impeachement – Still Faces Legal Issues

Texas Senate acquitted Attorney General Ken Paxton of all 16 articles of impeachment. They needed 21 senators to convict Paxton on any 16 Articles of Impeachment. However, the charges garnered at most 14 votes in favor of a conviction. The vote was mostly along party lines, with two Republicans voting against Paxton. The Senate also voted 19-11 to dismiss the remaining articles of impeachment that they had set aside before the trial.

Despite Attorney General Ken Paxton’s acquittal on impeachment charges, his legal problems are far from over. He still faces state securities fraud charges that began with an indictment months after taking office in 2015. Paxton has been under investigation by the FBI since October 2020, although they have filed no charges.