**Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton impeached by Republican-led House**
In a surprising turn of events, the Republican-controlled Texas House has impeached the popular Attorney General Ken Paxton on allegations of misconduct. With many questioning the move, President Trump has expressed vehement opposition and called out Texas Governor Greg Abbott for his silence on the matter.
The 20 articles of impeachment against Paxton consist of bribery, unfitness for office, and abuse of public trust. Republicans dominated the vote with 85 for the impeachment, 64 against, and 2 abstaining. To be removed from office, a two-thirds majority vote in the Texas Senate is required. In response to the impeachment, Paxton has referred to the unfolding events as “illegal, unethical, and profoundly unjust.”
Not one to remain silent, President Trump expressed his opinion in a statement on Saturday, claiming that he would fight against the unfair process. The former President has a strong connection to Texas, having won the state during both his presidential runs. He urged the Texas House Republicans to reconsider their decision for the sake of fairness while also expressing support for Ken Paxton.
In addition to calling out the Republicans in the Texas House, Trump criticized the Speaker of the House, Dade Phelan. According to Trump, Phelan is “barely a Republican at all” and has “failed the test on voter integrity,” questioning his support of the impeachment. Pointing out that Paxton had recently been reelected with significant public support, Trump believes any issues should have already been resolved.
However, the scrutiny did not end there. On Sunday, President Trump turned his attention towards Texas Governor Greg Abbott, accusing him of being “Missing in Action” concerning the impeachment of his Attorney General. The statement revealed Trump’s disappointment in Abbott’s silence on this crucial matter.
**Questions arise as Trump confronts Texas Republicans**
As Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton faces impeachment, President Trump holds nothing back in challenging the move by Texas Republicans. With strong support for Paxton and criticism towards Speaker Dade Phelan and Governor Greg Abbott, eyes are on the Lone Star State’s political struggle, as fairness and accuracy are called into question.