Influential Texas attorney-general faces potential suspension

Texas Attorney-General Ken Paxton (right) is alleged to have pressured his staff to protect a friend and donor from prosecution over corruption charges. – AFP pic, May 27, 2023.

TEXAS Attorney-General Ken Paxton, who has been a legal thorn in the side of US President Joe Biden, faces removal from office in a state Congress vote today over years of official complaints about corruption.

On Thursday, a congressional investigative committee unanimously adopted 20 articles of impeachment against the attorney-general for corruption, misuse of public funds, false statements and obstruction of justice.

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