Not every member of the Bush dynasty is a raging anti-Trump zealot. George P. Bush, the nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of unsuccessful 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush, is in reality a passionate Trump enthusiast who views the president as the”center of the Republican Party.”
Speaking Wednesday on Fox News’ “Fox News Primetime” about his bid to serve as Texas’s next attorney general, the aspiring 45-year-old Texas AG implored the former president’s supporters to recognize that he’s one of them.
“It’s my name on the ballot. I am my own man. … [W]hen I talk about my record, whether it’s as land commissioner or my support of Trump, you know, I just stick to the truth. The simple fact is that in 2016 I had been among the first statewide-elected officials to come out and support him. I raised a million and a half in support of Republican candidates at the peak of the ticket.”
“And it was a high watermark for Republican Party politics in the state of Texas. And in 2020, I boldly announced that Trump was the only thing standing between our country, the American people and socialism. And lo and behold, I have turned out to be right, with over 30 trillion in total spendingtrillion in only next year’s yearly budget.”
Spectrum News reported, “Paxton has been under indictment on securities fraud charges since 2015. He is also under investigation by the FBI over allegations from former senior aides he abused his office to help a wealthy donor. Paxton has denied wrongdoing in both cases.”
“We want an attorney general stacking up mugshots of hardened criminals, not an attorney general that is piling up mugshots of himself.”
Trump is the”centre of the Republican Party.”
“When you look at my policies, I am all about America first. Trump is the Middle of the Republican Party. I am my own man, I encourage him and we will need to carry on that heritage [and] catch the lightning he attracted to the Republican Party so that we could help all our fellow Republicans down ballot.”
“I think we are just like every American household and we have our differences of opinion, whether it’s with respect to President Trump, whether it’s with respect to hot button issues of the day.”
“But I only have my own vision, my plan, my own track record here in Texas. I believe I have won over a few souls just due to the first 150 days or so of the Biden and Harris presidency and White House administration.”
“Really, this is the only Bush who got it right. He is going far. He is going places.”
“Although President Trump vanquished Bush’s dad, Jeb, and has criticized former presidents George H.W. and W. Bush, Trump has supported George P.’s re-election bidding,” NPR reported at the time.
“Elections are about choices. In 2016 George P. Bush endorsed Donald J. Trump and campaigned for him. His opponent attacked Trump and encouraged him to give up the race. Texas conservatives have a very clear choice: Bush for Texas Land Commissioner,” he tweeted.