Paxton acquitted on all impeachment counts Posted in: Opinions Ken Paxton has been reinstated as Texas attorney general after the Texas Senate on Sept. 16 acquitted him of charges of bribery and misuse of office. Only two Republican senators joined the 12 Democrats in voting to convict him of some of the 16 charges heard by the Senate, with four other charges dismissed by the Senate, The Dallas Morning News reported.“Today, the truth prevailed,” Paxton said in a statement issued immediately after the verdict. “The truth could not be buried by mudslinging politicians or their powerful benefactors.”Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who presided over the impeachment trial, scolded the House ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!