June 25, 2024

45th President “would” appoint popular GOP attorney general

Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump told Fox 4 Dallas-Fort Worth he’d consider appointing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to U.S. Attorney General if re-elected later this year.

Trump spoke with the outlet while attending Sunday’s National Rifle Association convention in Dallas, Texas.

Asked if he’d consider Paxton for U.S. Attorney General, Trump responded, “I would, actually. He’s very talented. I mean, 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 added. “He had some people really after him, and I thought it was very unfair. He’s been a very good attorney general.”

Paxton was seen accompanying Trump to court in New York City last month, signaling the pair may indeed be working out a deal.

JUST IN: Donald Trump says he would consider @KenPaxtonTX for Attorney General.

Texas Attorney General Paxton was in attendance at Trump’s Manhattan trial on Monday.

Paxton sued swing states in the 2020 election that made unconstitutional election law changes.

The Supreme… pic.twitter.com/MUgLL2EePh

— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) May 20, 2024

On Sunday, Paxton secured a restraining order against a Biden administration rule that he said violates the Second Amendment.

“I am relieved that we were able to secure a restraining order that will prevent this illegal rule from taking effect. The Biden Administration cannot unilaterally overturn Americans’ constitutional rights and nullify the Second Amendment,” he posted on X after the ruling.

🚨BREAKING: We Just Secured A Temporary Restraining Order Against Biden Administration, Stopping Unlawful ATF Rule from Taking Effect: I am relieved that we were able to secure a restraining order that will prevent this illegal rule from taking effect. The Biden Administration… https://t.co/h8by98RVb2

— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) May 20, 2024

Former Texas State Senator Don Huffines wrote, “This would be great!!” in response to the idea of Paxton becoming the nation’s attorney general.

This would be great!! @KenPaxtonTX https://t.co/dWErA4YkCx

— Don Huffines (@DonHuffines) May 20, 2024

With the election approaching, Trump will likely soon begin putting together his preferred cabinet selections.

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