I really hope I'm wrong
and I will freely admit it if I am, but I just don't think republicans will vote to impeach Paxton . The totality of the evidence might be obvious even to them, but now that their hero TFG has given them their marching orders they'll fall in line. As I said, I could be wrong and there was a TX journalists on CNN who thinks he's going down. Like some of you, I've been waiting for this dude to face consequences since 2006.
and the Senate trial will determine whether or not he is removed from office. Impeachment is similar to an indictment, and the trial is held in the Senate. Trump was impeached twice and acquitted both times.
lump the entire process under the term "impeachment," when it is like most other criminal prosecution procedures: indictment followed by a trial. I was guilty of using "impeachment" as an overall term for the entire process until a kind DU soul educated me. Welcome to DU...
Since Paxton is disabled while the Senate trial goes thru it's motions, and I doubt that 2/3 will vote for conviction, this should be dragged out for as long as possible. At least to the next election
If the Texas Senators are allowed vote anonymously, they will convict Paxton because they already know he's guilty.
But the cagey party leaders will make sure that the Senate votes will be publicly reported and maybe even televised. In that case, the Repuke Senators will chicken out and vote to acquit. Because we know that none of them have spines. There aren't enough Democratic Senators to convict Paxton on party lines alone.