by Fuzzy Slippers at legalinsurrection.com
We’ve previously covered the apparent attempt by establishment Texas Republicans at a miscarriage of justice against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R). Most recently, we noted that Paxton had been impeached by the Texas House and had to await his Senate trial to return to serve Texans as their AG.
On Saturday, the Texas Senate acquitted Paxton on all articles of impeachment
The Texas Senate on Saturday acquitted Attorney General Ken Paxton of 16 articles of impeachment alleging corruption and bribery, his most artful escape in a career spent courting controversy and skirting consequences of scandal.
No article received more than 14 of the required 21 votes to convict. Only two of 19 Republican Senators, Bob Nichols of Jacksonville and Kelly Hancock of North Richland Hills, voted in favor of convicting for any article — a stark contrast to the nearly 70% of House Republicans who impeached the attorney general in Mayread more