Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Threatens to Sue Austin Over Mask Mandate

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  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has threatened to sue Travis County and the City of Austin if they do not rescind their orders to continue mask mandates in the counties
  • This comes a few days after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that all COVID-19 restrictions, including mask mandates, would be lifted, a decision that the Mayors of City of Austin and Travis County condemned
  • In a tweet Wednesday, Paxton said he gave local authorities in the city and the county until 6pm Wednesday to drop their mask mandates or face legal action
  • Paxton wrote in a statement Wednesday that the decision to require masks or impose them should lie with private business owners and not with local authorities
  • Despite these threats, neither the city nor the county is backing down