Rick Perry calls indictment “partisan political theatrics”

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fighting allegations that he abused his powers.
The potential 2016 presidential candidate was indicted by a grand jury Friday on two corruptions charges.
He says the charges are politically motivated.
“It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state’s constitution,” said Perry. “This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power. And I cannot and I will not allow that to happen.”
Perry is accused of abusing his power as governor after he slashed eight million dollars in funding for the state’s Public Integrity Unit.
The funding cuts came after he called for the resignation of the unit’s leader, District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg.Perry called for Lehmberg’s resignation after she was arrested for drunk driving.
Lehmberg ignored the calls and Perry pushed for the funding cuts.
If convicted, Perry could face imprisonment and heavy fines.

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  • Bo

    Im no fan of Perry but this is all fabricated because he not the president sent military to the border to protect our nation from ILLEGAL invaders.

  • DC123

    Quote “Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power” Hmm, How about “Barack Obama indicted for abuse of power” yeah, that’s more like it.

    • Diane

      I believe Rick Perry will be indicted and that so sad because I am a fan of his. This is coming to light as political payback from the Obama administration , Holders DOJ, immigration amnesty supporters and his wealthy well-connected Clinton enthusiasts. Perry will get severely scorched soon.

    • Diane

      You can’t seriously compare Rick Perry to Rod Blagojevich unless you haven’t been following the case until today. Eric Hold and the Gamechanges. Salon have been investigating Perry for over three years and haven’t said boo until now. . No one has found a single contract that was filtered towards Perry’s supporters.in ( Unlike Nancy Pelosi billions to a San Fran firm that her hubby is heavily invested in).

      No has found evidence that Perry has embezzled one dime or been enriched in any way. He insisted a DA who was twice ,( that’s 2 DUIs ) to step down from a committee that gets state funds or he would veto the veto the funding legislation until she was removed. Not unlike our current Governor Quinn who threaten state legislator with withholding their paychecks unless they passed certain legislation the governor wanted. Where was Eric Holder’s grand jury on that one??

      Our former governor who was accused of trying to sell a Federal Senate seat for self enrichment is far more corrupt as is our judicial system