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Monday, February 22, 2021

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton took trip to Utah during winter storm and blackouts

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 3:00 PM

click to enlarge Texas AG Ken Paxton - COURTESY PHOTO / KEN PAXTON
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  • Texas AG Ken Paxton

Looks like Sen. Ted Cruz wasn't the only widely disliked Lone Start State politico to blow town while millions of Texans were stuck without power during a historic winter storm.

According to a Monday Dallas Morning News report, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a fellow Republican, jetted to Utah to meet with that state's counterpart and take part in the demonstration of a police training program.

A Paxton representative confirmed the details to the newspaper. However, the AG's campaign wouldn't reveal when he left on his jaunt.

Revelations about the trip followed a February 20 tweet from Paxton in which he promised, he'd "work to get to the bottom of what has happened" with the power outages. "Texans deserve answers," he added.

From the looks of Twitter Monday, a number of those Texans — including political figures from across the aisle — weren't convinced Paxton would find many answers hidden under rocks in the Beehive State.

Then, again, how much worse could Paxton's pubic reputation possibly suffer from the trip?

After all, the AG has already been indicted for securities fraud, sued by whistleblowers in his office over alleged retaliatory actions, reportedly investigated by the FBI for abuse of office — just to name a few of the slick skidmarks on his political career.

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