The Texas house of representatives voted on Saturday to impeach state attorney general Ken Paxton, temporarily removing him from office days after a Republican-led investigative committee voted unanimously to recommend his impeachment for several alleged abuses of office. He now faces a trial in the state senate.
The Texas house voted 121–23 to impeach the Republican attorney general after the committee filed 20 articles of impeachment against Paxton.
House Republicans had been investigating Paxton for months but publicly announced the probe only on Tuesday.
Paxton has faced FBI investigation into allegations that he used his office to help a donor.