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Charlie Pierce: Texas House Says Attorney General Ken Paxton Should Be Impeached and Removed

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Charlie Pierce: Texas House Says Attorney General Ken Paxton Should Be Impeached and Removed
Charlie Pierce Esquire

The shebeen is going dark until Tuesday, barring any major events, like, say, indictments of former presidents*, out of respect for the spirit of Memorial Day. So a new feature is born: Out On The Weekend In The Laboratories Of Democracy.

We begin the latter semi-regular weekly survey in Texas where, as far as Attorney General Ken Paxton is concerned, there are too many chickens for a limited number of roosts. It’s never been a good idea for a state to have an AG who’s been under indictment for nearly a decade but, hey, Texas, boy, I dunno. Anyway, the whole thing has blown up since a legislative investigation found that Paxton allegedly carried over the same attitude into his official duties as he had exercised in the private sector.

Read the rest of Charlie Pierce’s piece at Esquire Politics