The Texas Senate on Saturday ended deliberations over whether Attorney General Ken Paxton should be removed from office, putting the Republican's historic impeachment trial on the brink of a verdict.
Paxton faces 16 articles of impeachment over allegations that he abused his power as Texas' top lawyer to protect a donor who was under FBI investigation.
A woman with whom Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's former employees say he had on extramarital affair is expected to be called to testify in the Republican's impeachment trial Wednesday.
Lawmakers leading the impeachment have also previously alleged that Paxton, who was elected to a third term in November despite years of criminal charges and alleged scandal, had a political motivation to hide the affair.
New documents released in the impeachment case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton allege that he used multiple cellphones and an alias on a ride-sharing app to help conceal an affair.
The decision Wednesday deals the Republican another setback as he awaits a separate impeachment trial. It remains unclear when Paxton might finally have his day in court on felony charges of defrauding investors in a tech startup.
The appointment Wednesday comes after the GOP-controlled Texas House of Representatives voted to impeach Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton over allegations of misconduct and crimes.