Texas AG Ken Paxton’s affair took a toll on office, a former staffer says at impeachment trial

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s former staffers says that the Republican’s extramarital affair took a toll on employees who had to work long and odd hours because of the secret relationship that is now a factor in his impeachment trial. Katherine Cary testified Monday at the impeachment trial. She said she told Paxton that the affair became her business once it started impacting the office and state work. The affair is part of the abuse of power and bribery charges that Texas House Republicans have made against the Paxton. His fate is in the hands of the Republican-controlled Texas Senate, where a verdict could happen as soon as this week.