The Republican-controlled Texas House voted on Saturday to impeach Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton. It was a move opposed by President Trump as well as Sen. Ted Cruz and many others in the American First and MAGA movement.
Trump warned against the move on Saturday morning, but the impeachment vote proceeded anway, led by Republican Rep. Andrew Murr.
Here’s more from Newsmax:
Texas’ GOP-led House of Representatives impeached state Attorney General Ken Paxton on Saturday on articles including bribery and abuse of public trust, a sudden, historic rebuke of a fellow Republican who rose to be a star of the conservative legal movement despite years of scandal and alleged crimes.
The vote triggers Paxton’s immediate suspension from office pending the outcome of a trial in the state Senate and empowers Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to appoint someone else as Texas’ top lawyer in the interim.
Paxton tweeted after the vote:
I am beyond grateful to have the support of millions of Texans who recognize that what we just witnessed is illegal, unethical, and profoundly unjust. I look forward to a quick resolution in the Texas Senate, where I have full confidence the process will be fair and just. pic.twitter.com/fEiAroA2DW
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) May 27, 2023
Trump already posted his initial response, sharing the video of Speaker Dade Phelan slurring his speech that went viral last week.
There will be a lot of fall-out from this. Stay tuned…