After weeks of hinting, former President George Bush’s nephew George P. Bush has announced he is running to become the Attorney General of Texas. Bush, the current Texas Land Commissioner made the announcement at a campaign event in Austin
The Daily Caller reports:
Bush drew attention to Paxton’s ongoing legal troubles at the event, according to the Texas Tribune. Paxton was indicted on charges of securities fraud in 2015, and the case is still working through the legal system as of now. In October of last year, several top aides accused Paxton of abusing his office to help allies and accepting bribes.
“Enough is enough, Ken,” Bush reportedly said at Wednesday’s event. “You’ve brought way too much scandal and too little integrity to this office.”
Bush has been the only member of his family to publicly support former President Donald Trump, who is also reportedly friendly with Paxton. Bush tweeted in May that he had met with Trump in Florida, and said he would support Trump if he ran for the White House again in 2024.
George W. Bush did not support Trump in either of his presidential runs. Jeb Bush publicly feuded with Trump on multiple occasions after their 2016 primary fight, and former President George H.W. Bush, George P. Bush’s grandfather, reportedly called Trump a “blowhard,” while Trump took several public shots at him prior to his death in 2018.
So far, Ken Paxton has avoided announcing if he plans to run for a third term as Texas Attorney General. Former President Trump has yet to weigh in on the race but if Bush manages to get his endorsement it will undoubtedly attract considerable support in the Lone Star state where Trump still has a firm hold over the GOP