テキサス州司法長官のケン・パクストンは、壊滅的な冬の嵐の最中にユタ州を訪れました。

テキサス州司法長官ケン・パクストンと彼の妻, 州セン. アンジェラ・パクストン, left Texas and traveled to Utah last week while the state was being rocked by severe winter storms.

Paxton’s campaign spokesperson, イアン・プライヤー, would not tell CNN when the couple had departed or returned but said the attorney generaldid not leave Texas until after power had returned to most of the state, including his own home.
Attorney General Paxton attended a previously planned meeting with the attorney general of Utah to discuss several matters,” Prior said, listing a law enforcement scenario simulator demonstration andstrategizingon a Google lawsuit as some of the reasons for the travel.
Paxton’s trip makes him the second high-profile Republican to leave the state during the crisis, 後 その. Ted Cruz was spotted on a plane headed to Cancun, メキシコ, last week while millions of Texans were left without power or water. After returning to Houston on Thursday afternoon, Cruz told reporters outside his home it wasobviously a mistake” そしてそれ “in hindsight I wouldn’t have done it.
    I started having second thoughts almost the moment I sat down on the plane, because on the one hand, all of us who are parents have a responsibility to take care of our kids, take care of our family. That’s something Texans have been doing across the state,” said Cruz, who had said in an earlier statement that he had flown to Mexico because his daughters had asked to take a trip and he was trying to be agood dad.
    As an official elected to federal office, Cruz doesn’t have an on-the-ground role in the response to the storm, but natural disasters are often a time in which constituents reach out to their elected officials for help and access to resources.
    As Texas attorney general, Paxton is responsible for overseeing key aspects of the state’s response to the devastating winter storm.
    結果として, he’s faced swift backlash from Democratic politicians in the state, including Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa, who said in a ステートメント, “Texas Republicans do not give a damn about the people they were elected to represent, and they continue to focus on issues that don’t affect the lives of everyday Texans to gaslight them into thinking they are doing their jobs.
    Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary and Texas native Julian Castro similarly ツイート that Paxton and Cruzcouldn’t care less about the people they’re supposed to represent.
      While state officials work to turn the lights back on for the Texas households still in the dark and to address widespread water disruptions, some residents are facing damage that could take weeksor monthsto recover from.
      いくつか 8.6 百万人 — nearly a third of the state’s populationwere still having water disruptions Monday evening, according to Gary Rasp, media specialist for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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