Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home Monday to avoid being served a subpoena over a lawsuit from advocacy groups seeking to help Texans receive out-of-state abortions.
Paxton fled from his garage into a truck being driven by his wife after a process server attempted to deliver the documents to him at his McKinney home.
Process server Ernesto Martin Herrera wrote in an affidavit that neither Paxton nor his wife accepted the documents, and they were left on the ground outside the home as they fled.
The Texas AG says Herrera threatened him and yelled “unintelligible,” which is why the Paxtons chose to run.
Not to outdo his show of cowardice with a display of bravado, Paxton said that Herrera was “lucky this situation did not escalate further or necessitate force,” reminding the court that many Texans carry guns for protection.
Paxton, who has faced ridicule and mockery for his avoidance of a legally served subpoena, took to social media to say that he acted out of concern for his family, adding, “This is a ridiculous waste of time, and the media should be ashamed of themselves.” He continued, “It’s clear that the media wants to drum up another controversy involving my work as Attorney General, so they’re attacking me for having the audacity to avoid a stranger lingering outside my home and showing concern about the safety and well-being of my family.”
Someone should tell Paxton that “the media” doesn’t make the memes that are probably under his skin right now.