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Texas AG candidates George P. Bush, Eva Guzman trade barbs more than finishing border wall


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With the contentious 2022 Republican main for Texas attorney typical just days absent, opponents George P. Bush and former Texas Supreme Court docket Justice Eva Guzman are attacking each other’s motivation to border stability. 

Bush, who has served as commissioner of the Texas General Land Place of work due to the fact 2015, aired a campaign ad this week proclaiming that Guzman, a Republican, “opposes George P. Bush’s program to complete Trump’s wall, calling it a ploy.” 

Guzman, the baby of authorized immigrants whose father was killed by an illegal immigrant, denied Bush’s statements, telling WHD News in an interview she has been “unequivocal” in her place on the border wall. She pointed to her policy approach, obtainable “for months” on her web page which lists building the wall as a top priority. 

Texas Supreme Court justice, Eva Guzman of Houston, is sworn into office by Texas Governor Rick Perry in ceremonies at the Texas Capitol.

Texas Supreme Court docket justice, Eva Guzman of Houston, is sworn into office by Texas Governor Rick Perry in ceremonies at the Texas Capitol.
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“I described securing the border in just about every one speech and (Bush) has been there for it,” Guzman claimed. “George, you simply cannot tell the truth of the matter. And we really do not will need an lawyer standard who’s heading to lie to Texans.” 

Bush and Guzman are two of various GOP candidates for legal professional general demanding Ken Paxton for his reelection bid this calendar year. 

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Continue to, the workplace of the attorney typical has no actual authority to develop the wall or deliver funding – a simple fact Guzman has acknowledged. 

Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush speaks during the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce's Salute to the Military luncheon at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2019.

Texas Common Land Office environment Commissioner George P. Bush speaks for the duration of the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce’s Salute to the Military luncheon at the Solomon P. Ortiz Global Centre on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2019.
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“It is aspect of the attorney general’s approach but at the end of the day, the legal professional standard is a lawyer and (Bush) has zero working experience to do the position of lawyer general,” Guzman mentioned. 

In 2020, 8 of Paxton’s prime deputies accused him of bribery, abuse of business office and other crimes in the assistance of a different supporter – an Austin serious estate developer who employers a woman with whom the lawyer normal allegedly experienced an excess-marital affair. 

FILE: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hilton Anatole on July 11, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. 

FILE: Texas Lawyer Common Ken Paxton speaks all through the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hilton Anatole on July 11, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. 
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The legal professional standard has also expended most of his time in office environment underneath a independent felony indictment. He pleaded not guilty in 2015 to 3 state securities fraud costs but is nevertheless to face demo. 

Bush’s marketing campaign pointed to the commissioner’s lawsuit in opposition to President Biden for his “unconstitutional tries to stop building on Texas lands and compel completion of the wall.” 

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“Obviously, Guzman does not understand the great importance or responsibility of the AG for keeping the Biden administration accountable for their unconstitutional steps and creating the border disaster,” a spokesman for Bush’s campaign told WHD News. 

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