Saturday, August 16, 2014

Grand Jury Indicts Governor Perry

Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) has been indicted by a grand jury on counts of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant, stemming from a threat to veto funding for a public integrity unit run by the Travis County District Attorney's Office, allegedly to coerce the District Attorney, Rosemary Lehmberg (D), into resigning.  She was arrested for drunk driving in 2013, but remains in office.

Perry has already decided not to run for re-election, but the indictment will almost certainly have a negative effect on his presidential aspirations for 2016, even if he is acquitted.

Read the story at KTRK, KXAN, Fox News, Chron and CNN.

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