The Texas House of Representatives voted to impeach and immediately suspend Attorney General Ken Paxton on Saturday by a vote of 121-23, with two members present not voting and three absent.
House Speaker Dade Phelan voted “yes” on the resolution.
The matter will now head to the Texas Senate, where lawmakers will hold a trial for the attorney general. Paxton’s wife, Angela, is a senator and could vote on his removal.
“Honesty and doing the right thing matter,” said Rep. Andrew Murr, R-Junction, who chairs the General Investigating Committee that initiated the impeachment proceedings, during closing statements. “They matter to me, and I know that they matter to you.”