Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has stated that he has landed the coveted endorsement of former President Donald Trump in his bid for reelection, going on to tell Newsmax that he’s truly honored to have the support and stated he’s planning to campaign against his challenger, George P. Bush, based on the strength of his own time in office.
“I have a lot of respect for the president for what he did during his four years as much as any president I’ve ever seen,” the Texas Republican went on to say during his appearance on Newsmax’s “National Report.”
“My race is going to be about me and what I’ve done in the last eight years and in my defense of my state, fighting the Biden administration with 11 lawsuits,” he continued.
He also noted his experience with taking on big tech and immigration, adding that he is looking forward to the challenge posed by Bush, the son of Jeb Bush, the grandson of late President George H.P. Bush, and the nephew of former President George W. Bush.
Bush had also been seeking Trump’s endorsement.advertisement — content continues below
Meanwhile, Paxton discussed his state’s ongoing fight against illegal immigration, including the current work to arrest and jail migrants in an attempt to control the border crisis.
At this point, the immigrants are being held in the Del Rio area, but other places will have to be found to hold people, said Paxton.
“I really applaud the governor for doing this because it’s clear to us that the federal government that Joe Biden and his administration are not going to protect the citizens of Texas or this country,” Paxton added.
He said the state would “love to work” with Border Patrol agents, however the administration has essentially “shut them down” and made their already tough jobs even more difficult as they have switched to focusing on logistics and moving people around instead of their actual duties.
“I know they’re frustrated by that, because they had a job to do, and they did it in the Trump administration,” the attorney general said. “Now the governor is working with their own state police who he can direct through the head of our law enforcement. We’ll continue to use the state resources that we have to protect as many citizens of the state as we can, and again, the governor is doing the right thing.”
He went on to say that he’s seen the materials that were supposed to be used to build the border wall “rusting and wasting away.”
“Somebody has to watch those materials,” he stated. “Obviously there are millions, if not hundreds of millions of dollars worth of material, so it doesn’t surprise me that we’re spending that money and that we’re still potentially paying other contractors not to build the wall.”
We need someone who will work around the clock to ensure this wall is built so that we can stem the flow of illegal immigrants into this country. The current border crisis is going unanswered by Biden and his ilk, so it’s time for states to take matters into their own hands and pass legislation that will resolve this situation and help them protect resources.