President Donald Trump announced Monday night that he would support Ken Paxton in the Texas attorney general race against George P. Bush, the son of former presidential candidate and Florida governor Jeb Bush.
Trump said Paxton, who is currently the state AG, has fought for the Americans against the “radical left” and the “unsuspecting RINOs (Republicans in name only)” who “are destroying” the country. He also cited Paxton’s approach to crime, border security, electoral integrity and the Second Amendment as reasons for his approval decision.
“It’s going to take a PATRIOT like Ken Paxton to push America First policies forward to make America even better,” Trump said. “Ken has my full and complete approval for another term as Attorney General of Texas. He is a true Texan who will keep Texas safe and never let you down!”
Paxton said he was honored to receive the approval.
GEORGE P. BUSH ANNOUNCES RACE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
As previously reported by Fox News, Bush announced he would run for the job in June, saying at the time that Paxton had brought too much “scandal and too little integrity” to the office.
Paxton, a Republican, faces a securities fraud trial and is also involved in a separate FBI investigation.
Bush, who will challenge Paxton in a primary, said the Texans deserved a flawless GA.
In his announcement, Bush played on the former president’s appeal to the locals when he said Trump was “absolutely right” when he wanted to “empty the swamp” because there is too much corruption in the country. Washington, DC
In 2019, Trump called George P. Bush “the only Bush who loves me.”
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On Monday night, Bush doubled down on his criticism of Paxton in a Twitter post, where he said he was running for the job because the Texans deserve a candidate “without a whitelist of existing and potential indictments.”
Bush is the grandson of George HW Bush and the nephew of George W. Bush. He is the last member of the family to hold public office.
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