Texas attorney general hits links with Trump before CPAC appearance

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) played golf with former President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Gosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Sunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate MORE ahead of his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida on Saturday, according to Paxton.

Paxton shared a photo of himself and Trump on the golf course with the caption “Beautiful day in Mar-a-Lago with my favorite President. Headed to @CPAC next. Can’t wait to see everyone!”

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The photo came before Paxton participated in a panel at CPAC on Saturday with Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarGosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Reporter: Gosar's immigration proposal shows lack of 'unifying theme' for GOP opposition Gaetz, Greene and Gohmert turned away from jail to visit Jan. 6 defendants MORE (R-Ariz.).

Paxton, one of Trump’s defenders, notably sued several swing states that President BidenJoe BidenGOP report on COVID-19 origins homes in on lab leak theory READ: The .2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Senators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session MORE won in an ill-fated lawsuit at the U.S. Supreme Court as Trump sought to overturn the 2020 presidential election.  

CPAC began on Friday in Orlando, Fla., with speeches from high-profile allies of the former president who are likely to become GOP contenders for the 2024 presidential election, including Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzUp next in the culture wars: Adding women to the draft Biden's bipartisan deal faces Senate gauntlet 228 Republican lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade MORE (R-Texas) and Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyUp next in the culture wars: Adding women to the draft Biden's bipartisan deal faces Senate gauntlet 228 Republican lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade MORE (R-Mo.).

Trump is scheduled to close out the conference on Sunday, marking his first major speech since leaving the White House in late January. He is widely expected to win a straw poll among attendees that is set to take place before his speech.