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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

• None Texas AG Ken Paxton and his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, left for Utah last week as Texas froze, according to the Houston Chronicle.
• None Paxton is one of several Texas public officials to have left in the middle of the crisis.
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, 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 Paxtons 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.

Paxton’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 Paxton 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 Paxton told the Morning News that she “joined AG Paxton 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. Read from source….