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Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has publicly accused Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton of disseminating “Russian propaganda” due to Paxton’s critique of Cornyn’s support for Ukraine aid.

In a statement, Senator Cornyn said, “Ken, your criminal defense lawyers are calling to suggest you spend less time pushing Russian propaganda and more time defending longstanding felony charges against you in Houston.” Paxton, a notable figure in Republican politics and an ally of former President Trump, is currently facing legal challenges, including a pending securities fraud trial and an FBI investigation.

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This all comes after Attorney General Paxton expressed skepticism regarding Cornyn’s prioritization of foreign aid over domestic border security. Paxton questioned, “Why would Cornyn stay up all night to defend other countries’ borders but not America?”


The remarks follow tension within the GOP over foreign aid, with some Republican lawmakers in the House split over providing $95 billion in emergency defense funding to Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan, and other countries. Despite passing the Senate last night, the $95 billion bill faces uncertainty in the House.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), supporting the Ukraine aid, said, “I know it’s become quite fashionable in some circles to disregard the global interests we have as a global power.”


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