Perry Takes a Page from the Christie Playbook
Apr 14, 2014 | 1291 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Austin, TX -- For the first time since 1917 a Texas Governor is facing possible indictment charges. [Texas State Library]

Governor Rick Perry has retained a defense lawyer to represent him in a criminal investigation into whether he illegally withheld money from the Travis County district attorney’s office when he vetoed a $7.5 million, two-year appropriation to the Public Integrity Unit, when the District Attorney refused to resign. [Austin American-Statesman, 4/13/14]

Texas Democratic Party Communications Director Emmanuel Garcia issued the following statement:

“It’s awfully convenient that Governor Perry vetoed money for the state’s ethics enforcement office while his administration and his cronies have a history of making ethically questionable decisions. Perry chose to withhold money from the office that is specifically tasked with protecting Texans from corruption. Just like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Rick Perry cares more about punishing his political enemies and serving his own interests than protecting Texans and the integrity of our state.”

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