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

By Mimi Nguyen Ly
Mimi Nguyen Ly
Mimi Nguyen Ly
Mimi Nguyen Ly is a senior reporter for the Epoch Times. She covers U.S. news and world news. Contact her at mimi.nl@epochtimes.com
January 20, 2022Updated: January 20, 2022

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tested positive for COVID-19, according to his office on Wednesday.

“He remains working diligently for the people of Texas from home,” Paxton’s communications office told the Texas Tribune.

Paxton’s vaccination status is unclear, and his office did not address questions over the matter, reported the Tribune.

It is unclear where or when Paxton may have contracted the virus. Paxton has not made any announcements about his positive COVID-19 test on his official website or Twitter accounts.

Paxton, who is seeking reelection, has been opposed to vaccine mandates and other COVID-9 related restrictions. He previously filed lawsuits against the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates for private businesses, health care workers, and federal contractors, and also against the San Antonio Independent School District over its vaccine mandate for staff.

Other Texas officials who previously tested positive for COVID-19 include Gov. Greg Abbott, who tested positive in August 2021, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who tested positive between Christmas and New Year’s Day 2021.

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