Saturday, August 16, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Indicted

Texas Governor and former Presidential Candidate Rick Perry was indicted on abusing his official capacity and coercing a public servant.

Last year, Governor Perry publicly announced that he would, and did, veto $7.5 million in state funding for corruption investigations unless Democratic District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg resigned.
Ms. Lehmberg was arrested last year for drunk driving.

A Saturday night in April 2013, Rosemary Lehmberg was found by sheriff’s deputies with an open bottle of vodka in the front passenger seat of her car in a church parking lot in Austin and was arrested on a drunken-driving charge. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 45 days in jail.

Travis County is in the city of Austin, which is heavily Democratic compared to the rest of conservative Texas.

"We don't settle political indifferences with indictments in this country," Perry added, calling the indictment "outrageous."

We have seen indictments before that are politically motivated, such as the indictment of New York 11's Congressman Michael Grimm.

This indictment will most likely hurt Rick Perry as he continues his comeback to run for President in 2016.