“It’s pretty clear that they don’t like Texas, that they don’t like Texans,” Paxton said in an exclusive interview Monday. On allegations of racial animus, Paxton said: “They can tell all the fairy tales they want, but they have to prove things like that. I think it sounds maybe like a good story because they make it up. But it’s just not true.”
His comments came just after the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit alleging that Texas’ redistricting plan suppressed Black and Latino votes in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In recent months, the administration also sued the state over its controversial abortion law and challenged another state law on voting.
He added that the lawsuit was part of a broader attempt to impose federal control and secure Democratic electoral victories.
Paxton told Fox News, “[The Biden administration] want to control the legislature, they want to control the voting in Texas, they want to control how our districts are drawn, they want to control our Medicaid money. They want to control our borders, but yet they don’t do their job.”
“They’re all about telling us what to do and whether we can get vaccinated, whether we can have a job, whether our elected representatives can pass a bill that protects the unborn,” continued Paxton.
Paxton went on to say he thought the administration wanted “control over Republican states. They want to turn them into Democratic states, and they’ll do it any way possible – whether it’s doing damage to our economy by allowing illegals to come in that potentially cause crime and transport fentanyl, whether it’s the transmission of COVID from across the border. They’re all about allowing things and promoting things that hurt Republican states.”