Gohmert, 68, has also been an ardent and controversial supporter of Trump. He's been among the most outspoken members of Congress echoing the former president's baseless assertions that the 2020 election was stolen. Earlier in the administration, Gohmert was one of a handful of House Republicans who called for the resignation of special counsel Robert Mueller during his investigation into Russian election interference and the Trump campaign.
Gohmert has not staked out major policy differences with Paxton. Rather, he said in a video Monday that he backs many of the attorney general's cases but that if elected he "will not wait to be my busiest until after there's some bad press about legal improprieties."