텍사스 주 법무 장관 Ken Paxton은 끔찍한 겨울 폭풍 동안 유타로 여행했습니다.

텍사스 법무 장관 Ken Paxton과 그의 아내, 주 센. 안젤라 팩스 턴, left Texas and traveled to Utah last week while the state was being rocked by severe winter storms.

Paxton’s campaign spokesperson, 이안 프라이어, 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, 후 이것의. Ted Cruz was spotted on a plane headed to Cancun, 멕시코, 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” 그리고 그 “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.
    결과적으로, he’s faced swift backlash from Democratic politicians in the state, including Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa, who said in a 성명서, “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 트윗 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.
      약간 8.6 백만명 — 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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