The Texas Senate voted mostly along party lines to acquit Ken Paxton of all articles of impeachment. Two Republicans joined the Democrats to vote against him.
After eight days of testimony from both sides, a total of 30 state senators cast their votes on Saturday to either “acquit” or “remove from office” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton based on “16 articles of impeachment.”
The state Senate also voted to dismiss the four articles of impeachment that were held in abeyance with a 19–11 vote.
“Today, the truth prevailed. The truth could not be buried by mudslinging politicians or their powerful benefactors. I’ve said many times: Seek the truth! And that is what was accomplished,” Ken Paxton said in a statement after the acquittal.