BREAKING: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Says He Would Be 'Honored To Serve' As Trump's Attorney General

On Monday, Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-TX) said that he would "be honored to serve our great country" if presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump selected him to be U.S. Attorney General upon winning a second term in November. The comment, obtained exclusively by the DC Enquirer, comes after President Trump told a FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth reporter during the NRA convention on Sunday that Paxton is being considered for the post.

"At this time, I am completely focused on defending the State of Texas from Biden's out-of-control overreach and his unrelenting war on our Constitutional rights," Paxton said in a statement. "President Trump and I are in total agreement on the issues destroying our country, including Biden's open border catastrophe, the Democrats' partisan lawfare destroying our justice system, and the urgent need to protect the integrity of our elections. If called upon, I would be honored to serve our great country as United States Attorney General."

Paxton's conservative record fighting against the Biden administration in recent years has garnered him support from President Trump and grassroots Republicans. When asked if he would consider Paxton to be the next Attorney General, Trump said, "I would actually. He's very, very talented. We have a lot of people who want that one and will be very good at it. But he's a very talented guy,"

"I fought for him when he had the difficulty, and we won," Trump said, referencing the impeachment trial against Paxton led by Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan (R). "He had some people really after him, and I thought it was very unfair. He's been a good attorney general."

Over the years, Paxton has demonstrated his legal prowess through numerous battles against the Biden administration. Notable among these are lawsuits challenging the new Title IX rules, court fights to uphold Texas' right to enforce its sovereignty at the southern border, and a recent victory securing a temporary restraining order on an anti-Second Amendment ATF rule. Given these accomplishments, Trump's potential selection of Paxton as the nation's top law enforcement official in a second term could be a game-changer in effectively implementing his America First policy agenda.

Trump and Paxton have had a strong relationship over the years, with Paxton launching various lawsuits following the 2020 election and Trump endorsing the Texas politician when he faced multiple primary challengers in 2022. Most recently, the Texas AG traveled to Manhattan to attend Trump's case brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D). "With President Trump in NYC to sit through this sham of a trial," Paxton wrote on X. "This trial is a travesty of justice. I stand with Trump." 

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