On Wednesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-TX) joined host of 'Tucker on X' Tucker Carlson to discuss the attorney general's latest impeachment trial that engulfed the Lone Star State and drew attention from across the country.
During that interview, Paxton covered a host of topics with Carlson including the impeachment trial, who really controls the Texas House, voter fraud, and much more. One particular topic of discussion has raised eyebrows, however, and led to Paxton suggesting that he may make a major political run in 2026.
The topic of conversation moved to Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), a member of the Senate since 2002, and his lack of action on pushing for security at the US-Mexico border.
“To me, he’s been in Washington too long. He’s been there, what, for 14 years or so? And I can’t think of a single thing he’s accomplished for our state or even for the country,” Paxton said.
“Everything’s on the table for me,” Paxton said when asked if he would run by Carlson. “I think it’s time somebody needs to step up and run against this guy that will do the job and do it the right way and represent us and worry about what’s going on.”
A potential primary challenge to Sen. Cornyn would certainly prove challenging for the 71-year-old to defend given his weak record pursuing America First policy objectives for the Lone Star State. A challenge by the sitting attorney general could very well be the end of Cornyn's career, however, it is yet to be seen if Paxton is serious about taking on the senior Republican.
As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, the Texas Senate reached its verdict on the 16 articles of impeachment on Saturday afternoon. Every Democrat and two Republicans voted in favor of the impeachment articles, however, they did not reach the threshold of 21 votes needed to convict Paxton.
Various state lawmakers and conservatives across the Lone Star State are calling upon Texas Speaker of the House Dade Phelan, who pushed for the impeachment in the House earlier this year, to resign from office.
"Today the truth prevailed," Paxton wrote in a statement. "The truth could not be buried by mudslinging politicians or their powerful benefactors. I've said many times: Seek the truth! And that is what was accomplished."
"Now that this shameful process is over, my work to defend our constitutional rights will resume. Thank you to everyone who has stood with us during this time," he added. "I will address the nation and Texas on Tucker Carlson next week. Now it is back to work!"
You can watch Tucker's full interview with Paxton below:
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