Former President Donald Trump on Monday night endorsed Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for reelection, even as the incumbent faces a criminal indictment on fraud charges and a separate FBI corruption investigation.
And the former president had another Republican to choose from.
George P. Bush — grandson and nephew of two former presidents, and the last remaining member of the political dynasty in public office — made the trek to Florida to ask for Trump’s endorsement for attorney general a couple of weeks ago, tweeting that he appreciated Trump’s “friendship & kind words as we work together to Keep America Great.”
Trump has hailed Paxton a “patriot” who had his “complete and total endorsement” for a third four-year term as attorney general.
“Attorney General Ken Paxton has been bravely on the front line in the fight for Texas, and America, against the vicious and very dangerous Radical Left Democrats, and the foolish and unsuspecting RINOs (Republicans in name only) that are destroying our Country,” Trump said in a written statement of support.
Why is Trump endorsing Paxton?
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was waiting for former President Donald Trump to withdraw the United States from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization if he had won a second term.
Trump continues to praise Putin as well as Paxton.
Last week, Former President Donald Trump praised Vladimir Putin, calling him “savvy and a genius.” Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also complimented Putin. Now, both men’s words are being used on state-run Russian TV, falsely showing support for a Russian invasion.
Former Texas GOP Chairman James Dickey joins FOX 7 Austin’s Mike Warren for a FOX 7 Discussion on if there is a Republican wing of the GOP that supports Putin.
Far-right activist Pat Buchanan praised Putin as “a God-and-country Russian patriot” and champion of Christianity “against the Western progressive vision of what mankind’s future ought to be.”
Trump-aligned dominionist Lance Wallnau brushed aside Putin’s tendency to kill journalists and run the country “like a mafia state,” and praised Putin’s anti-LGBTQ policies as having been “shaped by Christians,” adding, “I fear more liberals in America than I fear Putin in Russia.”
Christian nationalists in the U.S. cry “religious persecution” over business owners being required to abide by anti-discrimination laws, but they don’t spend much time decrying Putin’s actual assaults on the religious freedom of non-Russian Orthodox Christians and other religious minorities in Russia—and in Russian-occupied Eastern Ukraine.
Alex Jones is calling on Paxton supporters to contact him for an upcoming rally.