SAN ANGELO, TX –– The race for Attorney General of Texas is adding a new face after U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert officially announced his bid on Twitter.
According to the Texas A&M graduate, even though the AG Ken Paxton "filed some popular Republican-favored lawsuits," he is not fit for the job.
Gohmert cited the "ethical, moral, and criminal allegations against him arose from his top staff."
"Texas is in grave trouble. We need a Texas Attorney General whose top attorneys working for him have not found it necessary to send a letter to the FBI urging an investigation into corruption of their boss," said Gohmert in a statement. "This is not at all like Obama loyalists working in the Trump administration who worked to get rid of Republican President Trump."
According to the press release, Gohmert is seeking to raise at least $1,000,000 as he prepares to take on the Republican incumbent.
"It will take more than $1,000,000 to win against the current Attorney General’s many millions of dollars in his account, but that amount to start with will allow a state-wide campaign to have a chance," said Gohmert. "Texas & our nation hang in the balance."
Gohmert has represented Texas' 1st congressional district in Congress since 2005.