Paxton’s campaign spokesman, Ian Prior, told the Dallas Morning News for a report published on Monday that his boss went to Utah on Wednesday in order to meet with the state’s attorney general to discuss an antitrust lawsuit that several states are pursuing against Google and observe a police training program.
“I cannot further share additional details or the specific reasons on the need for the meeting concerning Google as it involves an ongoing investigation,” Prior added.
Angela Paxton, who is Ken’s wife and a Texas state senator, joined him on the trip.
Randan Steinhauser, Angela’s spokeswoman, told the outlet that she “joined AG Paxton on a previously planned trip to Utah which included meetings that benefit her efforts to promote human dignity and support law enforcement.”
A spokesperson for Sean Reyes, the attorney general of Utah, told the outlet that the two attorneys general met on Wednesday and again on Friday. Prior did not add any detail about when the meetings took place. It is unclear whether the Paxtons have returned to Texas.
Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz came under fire for traveling with his family to Cancun, Mexico, during the storm while many Texans were out of power. The senator claimed that his daughters wanted to go on a trip and that he accompanied them to oblige that request. He returned to the state the very next day.