George P. Bush announced on Wednesday that he would challenge Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton for his position.
Bush is the grandson and nephew of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, respectively.
The son of former presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush openly attacked Paxton over his outstanding felony indictments for security fraud and an FBI investigation for abuse of power, stating, “We have a web of corruption and lies that affect one of the highest offices in our land, and it’s time for a change.”
“Enough is enough, Ken,” Bush said in front of a crowd in Austin, Texas. “You’ve brought too much scandal and too little integrity to this office. As a career political for 20 years, it’s time for you to go. We need an attorney general that’s above reproach, not under criminal indictment for securities fraud and not under FBI investigation for bribery and corruption.”
Last week, Bush tweeted a picture of him on the phone with former President Donald Trump. Captioning the photo: “I appreciate the words of encouragement and support.”
Former President Trump has the potential to influence the GOP primary. Last week, the former president said that he likes both candidates and will make an endorsement in the near future.
Earlier this year, Civil Rights Attorney Lee Merritt also announced his campaign for attorney general.
Currently, Bush serves as Texas Land Commissioner.