Double jeopardy: Republican wants to put Texas heavyweight Paxton back on trial

A Republican state senator has urged his colleagues to reopen an impeachment case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday after the latter amended his response to a lawsuit.

State Sen. Drew Springer told his colleagues he was rethinking his vote on Paxton’s impeachment after the attorney general said he would not contest allegations in the whistleblower lawsuit, causing Springer to wonder if the attorney general misled the senate.

“He cannot admit guilt while claiming innocence,” Springer posted to X. “I urge the Lt. Gov & my Senate colleagues to consider reopening Paxton’s impeachment. Paxton has not only admitted to violating the articles of impeachment, but he is exposing Texas taxpayers to a settlement of WELL OVER $3.3M. Texans deserve the truth!”

AG Paxton said, in his whistleblower lawsuit, that he "elects not to contest any
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