“Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Saturday ripped the House’s effort to remove Attorney General Ken Paxton, accusing Speaker Dade Phelan and his team of ramming his impeachment through the lower chamber ‘while paying no attention to the precedent’ set in past impeachments,” the Houston Chronicle reports.
“Patrick, breaking his silence shortly after senators voted to acquit Paxton on all charges, said he would seek an audit of all taxpayer money spent by the House on its impeachment effort. He also called on lawmakers to amend the Texas Constitution so that impeached officials are no longer suspended without pay during impeachment proceedings.”
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