John Cornyn taunts critic Ken Paxton’s legal troubles: ‘Hard to run from prison’

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton‘s Texas rivalry continued on Wednesday, with Cornyn taunting the embattled attorney over his legal troubles.

The feud between the two began in earnest earlier this month when Paxton called Cornyn out over his support for an extensive foreign aid bill, prompting a rebuke. Cornyn hit Paxton again on Wednesday after the attorney general advocated against him for the opening Senate Republican leader position, as well as his position in the Senate generally.

“Hard to run from prison, Ken,” Cornyn said in a post on X, quoting Paxton’s attack against him.

Hard to run from prison, Ken

— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) February 29, 2024

Cornyn’s quip was reading into Paxton’s post that he was proposing himself as a Senate candidate. He has been floating the idea
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