May 25, 2023 - Politics & Policy

Read: Texas lawmakers file 20 articles of impeachment against Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Photo: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via Getty Images

Texas lawmakers filed 20 articles of impeachment against state Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) on Thursday night — including for alleged bribery, obstruction of justice and abuse of public trust.

The big picture: The filing came hours after a Republican-led House panel unanimously voted to impeach Paxton — whose lawyer called the investigation into allegations that he broke several laws and misused his power to help a political donor "illegal."

What's next: The Texas Legislature could hold a vote as soon as Friday.

Read the articles, via DocumentCloud:

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