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 20 articles of impeachment was 121-23.
Update: It’s worth remembering that Paxton tried to threaten members of the Texas House. Not only did he invite his supporters to
riot rally at the state Capitol ahead of the vote, but he called House members directly and tried to put the frighteners on them
“I would like to point out that several members of this House, while on the floor of this House doing the state’s business, received telephone calls from general Paxton personally, threatening them with political consequences in our next election,” Geren said.
Those weren’t just 121 votes to impeach, those were 121 Fuck Yous to Paxton’s attempt to bully them.