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Texas AG Paxton fled his home in a truck driven by his wife to avoid a subpoena, a processing server claims

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton allegedly fled his home in a truck driven by his wife, State Senator Angela Paxton, on Monday to avoid receiving a subpoena, a bailiff said in an affidavit filed before a federal court.

Paxton is subpoenaed to testify at a hearing on Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by abortion rights groups seeking to block prosecutors from prosecuting them for providing financial and other assistance to Texans seeking out-of-state abortion services.

In his affidavit, bailiff Ernesto Martin Herrera said he knocked on the front door of the Paxton residence on Monday morning and a woman identifying herself as Angela opened the door. After saying he was there to serve the state attorney general with legal documents, she said Paxton was on the phone and in a hurry to leave, Herrera wrote.

Herrera said he offered to wait and left her his business card. After waiting in his car for about an hour, a black Chevrolet Tahoe pulled up in the driveway, he said. About 20 minutes later, Paxton left the house and Herrera approached him in the driveway.

“I walked up the aisle approaching Mr. Paxton and called his name,” Herrera wrote. The garage.”

Angela Paxton then left the house, got into another Chevrolet truck in the driveway and started it, leaving the rear driver’s side door open.

“A few minutes later, I saw Mr. Paxton running from the door inside the garage to the rear door behind the driver’s side,” Herrera wrote. “I approached the truck and called his name loudly and stated that I had court documents for him. Mr. Paxton ignored me and continued walking towards the truck. ”

Herrera said he said he would leave the documents on the ground next to the truck. The two vehicles then drove off, leaving the documents where he had placed them on the ground.

In tweet On Monday night, Paxton said he was avoiding a “stranger lingering outside my house” out of concern for his family’s safety.

“It’s a ridiculous waste of time and the media should be ashamed of themselves,” Paxton said. wrote in a response to the Texas Tribune, who first reported the story. “Across the country, conservatives have faced security threats – many threats that have received little coverage or condemnation from the mainstream media.”

“It is clear that the media wants to stir up another controversy regarding my work as Attorney General, so they are attacking me for having the audacity to avoid having a stranger linger outside my house and worry about the safety and well-being of my family.” Paxton also tweeted.

The subpoena for Paxton comes months after he sued the Biden administration in July over a Department of Health and Human Services directive to offer abortions in emergency situations. In the guidelines, Health Secretary Xavier Becerra said a 1985 law known as the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act protects providers offering emergency abortion services, even if prohibited by state law.

The HHS guidelines followed President Joe Biden’s executive order in July to ensure access to abortion following the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

Paxton, a close ally of former President Donald Trump who unsuccessfully tried to overturn the 2020 presidential election results based on unsubstantiated fraud allegations, has been charged with securities fraud for seven years and also faced an FBI investigation into allegations by former top aides. that he abused his position. In both cases, Paxton denied any wrongdoing.

Last May, Paxton defeated Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush – the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush – in a runoff for another term.

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