Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton reacted on Tuesday to a court document claiming that he had departed his Collin County residence on Monday after being challenged by a man attempting to serve him with a subpoena in a dispute involving abortion funding.
The under fire attorney general posted a statement on Twitter.
In connection with a case against the state involving nonprofits that want to assist Texans in paying for abortions outside of the state, Attorney General Ken Paxton apparently took steps to avoid being served a subpoena. The court hearing on the case was the subject of the subpoena.
Process server Ernesto Herrera said in an affidavit obtained by the Texas Tribune that he attempted to deliver the subpoena to Paxton’s McKinney home on Monday.
“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.
According to the complaint, Paxton was driving his wife, state senator Angela Paxtontruck ,’s when it left their house.
Before the car drove away, Herrera claims he informed Paxton that he was being served and set the subpoenas down.
According to court documents, Paxton “runs” after receiving a subpoena. (Reaction from his Democratic opponent.)
The claims have not been addressed by Paxton or his wife, Texas Senator Angela Paxton.