Texas AG Ken Paxton Tests Positive for COVID-19: Office

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks astatine  CPAC astatine  the Hilton Anatole successful  Dallas, Texas, connected  July 11, 2021. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks astatine CPAC astatine the Hilton Anatole successful Dallas, Texas, connected July 11, 2021. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tested affirmative for COVID-19, according to his bureau connected Wednesday.

“He remains moving diligently for the radical of Texas from home,” Paxton’s communications bureau told the Texas Tribune.

Paxton’s vaccination presumption is unclear, and his bureau did not code questions implicit the matter, reported the Tribune News service.

It is unclear wherever oregon erstwhile Paxton whitethorn person contracted the virus. Paxton has not made immoderate announcements astir his affirmative COVID-19 trial connected his authoritative website oregon Twitter accounts.

Paxton, who is seeking reelection, has been opposed to vaccine mandates and different COVID-9 related restrictions. He antecedently filed lawsuits against the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates for private businesses, health attraction workers, and federal contractors, and besides against the against the San Antonio Independent School District implicit its vaccine mandate connected staff.

Other Texas officials who antecedently tested affirmative for COVID-19 see Gov. Greg Abbott, who tested affirmative successful August 2021, and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who tested affirmative betwixt Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Mimi Nguyen Ly

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