Texas Attorney General Paxton under investigation by House committee as he calls on Speaker Phelan to resign

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In Austin, there's been in-fighting among some Republican leaders as the current legislative session winds down.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claims Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan was drunk during a recent session and he's calling on the speaker to resign, just as we're learning the AG has been under investigation.

A Texas House committee will hold a public hearing today after they announced that have been investigating Paxton over his push to use $3.3 million in taxpayer dollars to settle a whistle blower lawsuit from former deputies who had accused Paxton of misconduct.

The news came hours after Paxton called on Phelan to resign over alleged drunkenness while leading the House.

Rice political Scientist Mark Jones says Phelan was most likely just tired and Paxton is frustrated. He believes the Hose will block the payout.

Phelans office says Mr. Paxton's statement is a last ditch effort to save face.

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