Why Is Ken Paxton Impeached

Ken Paxton is the Republican state Attorney General of Texas who was impeached over allegations of illegal activities related to one of his political donors. The Texas House of Representatives decided to impeach him in a historic vote on Saturday, May 27th, 2023 . He will immediately and temporarily be suspended from his duties pending a trial in the state Senate.

The battle pits the Trump-aligned Attorney General against House Republican leadership, who appear to have had enough of wrongdoing allegations dogging him. The move to the Senate could give Paxton's grass-roots supporters and national figures like former President Donald Trump time to apply more pressure.