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Representative Andrew Murr speaks during the impeachment proceedings against state Attorney General Ken Paxton in the House Chamber on May 27, 2023.In a history-making late-afternoon vote, a divided Texas House chose Saturday to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton, temporarily removing him from office over allegations of misconduct that included bribery and abuse of office.The vote to adopt the twenty articles of impeachment was 121–23.Attention next shifts to the Texas Senate, which will conduct a trial with senators acting as jurors and designated House members presenting their case as impeachment managers.Permanently removing Paxton from office and barring him from holding future elected office in Texas would require the support of two-thirds of senators. Read Next The Texas Legislature Finally Comes for Ken Paxton By Christopher Hooks The move to impeach came less than a week after the House General Investigating Committee revealed that it was investigating Paxton…

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