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Texas AG Ken Paxton and wife, Texas state Sen. Angela Paxton, left for Utah during Texas freeze to have meetings about antitrust lawsuits


Ken Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton
Texas Attorney General Ken Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton testifies in front of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, just a few days before a grand jury indicts him on three felonies.

Texas AG Ken Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton and his wife, state Sen. Angela Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton, left for Utah last week as Texas froze, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton is one of several Texas public officials to have left in the middle of the crisis.
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Texas Attorney General Ken Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton and his wife, state Sen. Angela Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton, jetted off to Utah last week for work meetings as Texas dealt with extreme winter weather and massive power outages, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phptons left for Utah last Wednesday, the same day that US Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and his family traveled to Cancun, according to the Dallas Morning News. 

Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton’s campaign spokesman Ian Prior told the Dallas Morning News that the attorney general traveled to meet with Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes in Salt Lake City on Wednesday and Friday.

According to Prior, the two Republicans discussed an antitrust lawsuit Texas, Utah, and others are taking up against Google, with Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton also attending a police training program presentation. Prior did not share with the Morning News whether the trip was paid for using state money or out of pocket.

“I cannot further share additional details or the specific reasons on the need for the meeting concerning Google as it involves an ongoing investigation,” Prior told the Morning News. 

A spokesperson for state Sen. Angela Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton told the Morning News that she “joined AG Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton on a previously planned trip to Utah which included meetings that benefit her efforts to promote human dignity and support law enforcement.” Representatives for the couple have asserted that the trip was for work purposes.

On Wednesday evening, the first day that AG Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton reportedly met with Reyes, Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton criticized the state’s power grid operator and power companies on Twitter – pledging to investigate Electric Reliability Council of Texas – also sharing a number Texans could call to report price gouging. 

Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton tweeted, “They have left 3+ million homes w/o power for days, including my own,” Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton tweeted on Wednesday evening. “What do they do in response? Jack up prices, go silent, make excuses, & play the blame game. It’s unacceptable!”

On Thursday, while the pair were in Utah, Angela Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton tweeted a call for Texans to stay home. 

“The roads still remain hazardous. Please stay home, if you are able, and exercise extreme caution if you must drive,” she tweeted.

The attorney general’s office is responsible for responding to reports of price gouging, which particularly applied to bottled water and hotel rooms as millions of Texans lost heat and water.

Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton spokesman Prior confirmed that the Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phptons lost power at their residence but did not leave the state, “until after power had returned to most of the state, including his own home.”

Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.php.phpton’s office could not immediately be reached for comment.

By Wednesday morning, ERCOT reported that at least 2.7 million households in Texas did not have power. And by that evening, almost 12 million Texans were experiencing issues with their water service due to the aftermath of the storm and outages.

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Source: Texas AG Ken Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.phpton and wife, Texas state Sen. Angela Pwp-admin/admin-ajwp-admin%2Fadmin-ajwp-admin\/admin-ajwp-admin%5C%2Fadmin-ajax.php.php.php.phpton, left for Utah during Texas freeze to have meetings about antitrust lawsuits

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