Governor Perry speaks out on indictment charges

Governor Perry speaks out on indictment charges

POSTED: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 2:38pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 1:34pm

Gov. Rick Perry today made the following statement regarding the decision by the Travis County Grand Jury:

“As governor, I took an oath to faithfully uphold the constitution of Texas, a pledge that I have kept every day as I've worked on behalf of Texans for the last 14 years. This same constitution clearly outlines the authority of any governor to veto items at his or her discretion. Just as I have following every legislative session during my service as governor, I exercised this authority to veto funding for an office whose leadership had lost the public's confidence by acting inappropriately and unethically.

“I wholeheartedly and unequivocally stand behind my veto, and will continue to defend this lawful action of my executive authority as governor. We don't settle political differences with indictments in this country. It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state's constitution.

“This indictment amounts to nothing more than an abuse of power and I cannot, and will not, allow that to happen. I intend to fight against those who would erode our state's constitution and laws purely for political purposes, and I intend to win. I will explore every legal avenue to expedite this matter and bring it to a swift conclusion. I am confident we will ultimately prevail, that this farce of a prosecution will be revealed for what it is, and that those responsible will be held to account.”

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The guy facing felony charges that carry a 100 year maximum sentence is moralizing. After all she committed a misdemeanor carrying a maximum sentence of 6 months! He's outraged!

Rosemary Lehmberg, "was combative, was placed in restraint at one point" , and had a blood alcohol content of .239. She plead guilty. She was sentenced, to 45 days, and she sat out her sentence. Now Rick should follow her example and show some statesmanship.

I can not find anywhere in our state Constitution where it states the Governor has the power to use his position or his office to force any elected official to resign from their position for any reason or to veto funding legislation the would refuse funds that go to other cases being investigated.

All politics the old judge drunk as a skunk and convicted should step down.Guess she can drive the streets and it is fine for her to put peoples lives at stake. Mad because Perry asked her to step down what is wrong for that..I think he can get support from MADD on this one.

Media headlines scream "Perry will Vows to fight felony charges".
What would he do plead guilty?
He is guilty yet, he'll never admit it.
Rather pay his lawyer $450/hr of taxpayers money to drag this out.
Meanwhile he's spending $12,000,000/mo. on border security that's not worth a plug nickel.
Ricky's running for president but we're footing the bill.
If he loses the presidential bid he's off to retirement in California so what does he care.
He should retire in prison & pay back the money.

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