Paxton Impeachment Acquittal Escalates Texas Republicans’ Internal Civil War


  • Texas GOP Attorney General Ken Paxton’s state Senate acquittal Saturday on 16 articles of impeachment has escalated the internal feud within the Texas GOP.
  • Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who oversaw the Senate proceedings, is accusing House Speaker Dade Phelan of mishandling the attorney general’s impeachment.
  • The GOP-controlled House impeached Paxton.
  • Phelan says Paxton, who essentially served as judge in the Senate trial, confessing his bias when she says Phelan and his team had “rammed” impeachment through the lower chamber “while paying no attention to the precedent” set in past proceedings.


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