AG Paxton Impeached by Texas House; John Scott Appointed to Interim AG

  • The Texas House voted to impeach AG Ken Paxton on charges related to alleged retaliation against former employees arising from concerns about AG Paxton’s alleged interactions with a Texas businessman.
  • On Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott appointed former Texas Secretary of State John Scott to serve as interim AG while he awaits trial in the Senate.
  • Paxton has served as Texas AG since 2015 and was reelected to a third term in November 2022.