Texas Attorney General Fled His Home to Avoid Subpoena in Abortion Rights Case

Maybe he can challenge Josh Hawley to a footrace.

From Esquire, by Charles P. Pierce:

I’m not ashamed to admit that I am jiggling with delight at the revelation that, a month and change before the election, the attorney general of the great state of Texas has apparently taken it on the arches. The bird’s-eye lowdown comes from the Texas Tribune:

Ernesto Martin Herrera, a process server, was attempting to serve the state’s top attorney with a subpoena for a federal court hearing Tuesday in a lawsuit from nonprofits that want to help Texans pay for abortions out of state. When Herrera arrived at Paxton’s home in McKinney on Monday morning, he told a woman who identified herself as Angela that he was trying to deliver legal documents to the attorney general. She told him that Paxton was on the phone and unable to come to the door. Herrera said he would wait.

Nearly an hour later, a black Chevrolet Tahoe pulled into the driveway, and 20 minutes after that, Ken Paxton exited the house. “I walked up the driveway approaching Mr. Paxton and called him by his name. As soon as he saw me and heard me call his name out, he turned around and RAN back inside the house through the same door in the garage,” Herrera wrote in the sworn affidavit. Angela Paxton then exited the house, got inside a Chevrolet truck in the driveway, started it and opened the doors.

“A few minutes later I saw Mr. Paxton RAN from the door inside the garage towards the rear door behind the driver side,” Herrera wrote. “I approached the truck, and loudly called him by his name and stated that I had court documents for him. Mr. Paxton ignored me and kept heading for the truck.” Herrera eventually placed the subpoenas on the ground near the truck and told him he was serving him with a subpoena. Both cars drove away, leaving the documents on the ground.

We pause here to mention that Paxton has been under indictment for securities fraud for seven years. Math tells us that the chief law enforcement officer of the great state of Texas has been under criminal indictment for his entire tenure as the chief law enforcement officer for the great state of Texas. He was re-elected while under criminal indictment. In 2021, when the Democrats in the Texas legislature fled the state for 38 days to deny the Republican majority a quorum on some horrible legislation, Ken Paxton—who was at that time under criminal indictment—put out the following statement:

“House Democrats have hurt their constituents and demonstrated that when they’re faced with a problem, they run away – literally. It’s shameful and they have failed as elected officials.”

Paxton, the attorney general for the great state of Texas who has been under criminal indictment for the past seven years, claims that he was just plain a’skeered by Herrera. And also it’s the media’s fault. From the Washington Post:

On Monday evening, Paxton addressed the process server’s claims, writing on Twitter that, earlier in the day, he had been avoiding a “stranger lingering outside my home” and was concerned for his and his family’s safety. “This is a ridiculous waste of time and the media should be ashamed of themselves,” Paxton wrote in response to the Texas Tribune, which earlier reported the story. “All across the country, conservatives have faced threats to their safety — many threats that received scant coverage or condemnation from the mainstream media.”

Oh, he’s adorable, this one is.

2 thoughts on “Texas Attorney General Fled His Home to Avoid Subpoena in Abortion Rights Case

  1. The “lingering” stranger who knocked at the door, which Ken Paxton, out of fear for his family’s safety, sent his wife to answer, and then he had the wife pull the car from the garage and he jumped in and they drove away? That lingering stranger???


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