Posted BY: Terra | NwoReport
In a significant political development, the Texas Senate voted on Saturday to acquit Attorney General Ken Paxton on all 16 articles of impeachment that had previously been passed by the Texas House of Representatives. This decision comes after a tumultuous period, as in May, the GOP-controlled House had voted decisively, with a tally of 121-23, to impeach Paxton on a total of 20 articles, which included charges of bribery and abuse of public trust. Notably, the Senate chose not to consider four of these articles during the proceedings.
The verdict was reached by a panel of 30 senators, consisting of 12 Democrats and the remainder being Republicans. It’s worth noting that the 31st Texas senator, who happens to be Paxton’s wife, was prohibited from participating in the voting process.
Crucially, this acquittal means that Ken Paxton will retain his position as Attorney General and will not be removed from office. The impeachment articles primarily centered around allegations that Paxton had utilized his office to assist donor-investor Nate Paul in navigating legal issues. Furthermore, he was accused of accepting bribes in the form of home renovations, and one of the articles of impeachment pertained to a job arranged by Nate Paul for a woman with whom Paxton was having an extramarital affair.
In addition to these charges, Paxton had also been accused of retaliating against whistleblowers and misusing government funds to conceal his alleged misconduct through a counterfeit investigation into their claims. Throughout this ordeal, Paxton vehemently denied all allegations, and he continues to contest these accusations.
In conclusion, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s acquittal by the Texas Senate is a pivotal moment in Texan politics. While it clears him of impeachment charges, it also leaves a lingering cloud of controversy over his tenure, as many of these allegations remain unresolved.