(Ken Silva, Headline USA) Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Tucker Carlson this week that he believes the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump, and that the Biden administration instigated the recent impeachment proceedings against him.
Paxton’s interview with Carlson followed his acquittal on corruption charges at his impeachment trial last week.
Paxton—who is the most litigious state attorney general against the Biden administration, filing 48 lawsuits so far—revealed that he believes Biden was behind the failed impeachment.
“So you think the effort to remove you came from the Biden administration?” Carlson asked him.
“I really do. I think that’s where it was instigated, and then there were other groups in Texas that participated,” he said. “And some of them were Republicans.”
Paxton also revealed that he believes in Trump’s 2020 election fraud allegations, at least as it pertains to the mail-in vote counting fiasco.
Paxton told Carlson that key swing states stopped counting ballots with Trump leading on election night because “they needed to figure out was how many real votes there were so they could figure out how many mail-in ballots to apply to the election.”
“I’ve never seen it before in my life. I knew it when they stopped and Trump is leading in all these states, I knew exactly what they were doing,” he said. “Because there’s no way of knowing where all these mail-in ballots came from. Anyone could have filled them out.”
Paxton’s statement prompted Carlson to ask him: “That’s not a dangerous conspiracy theory?”
“I watched it happen,” Paxton replied.
Additionally, Paxton displayed an openness to challenging U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in 2026. Cornyn has been one of Texas’ few top Republicans to publicly attack Paxton over his legal troubles.
Asked by Carlson why he doesn’t challenge Cornyn, who is up for reelection in 2026, Paxton said, “Hey look, everything is on the table for me.”
Paxton was acquitted on Sept. 16 by the Texas Senate on 16 articles of impeachment. Most of the charges surrounded his relationship with an Austin real estate developer named Nate Paul, who was indicted in June on charges of making false statements to banks in order to secure more than $170 million in loans. Paul has pleaded not guilty and did not appear at the impeachment trial.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
Ken Silva is a staff writer at Headline USA. Follow him at twitter.com/jd_cashless.