Why Was Ken Paxton Impeached

Ken Paxton is the Texas Attorney General who was impeached by the Texas House of Representatives over allegations of illegal activities related to one of his political donors. In the articles of impeachment, Paxton is accused of having "abused the judicial process to thwart justice" by benefiting from the filing of a lawsuit by a campaign donor that "interfered with or disrupted payment of the prosecutors in a criminal securities fraud case against Paxton," which allegedly led to the "protracted delay" in the criminal case against Paxton in Collin County, Texas, the suburban Dallas area that is Paxton's home base.

Paxton’s impeachment mainly centers around Paxton illegally using his political power to benefit his friend, Austin real estate developer Nate Paul, who donated $25,000 to Paxton’s 2018 campaign.