Video: Perry Talks Indictment, Border, 2016
The day after blasting an indictment against him as political theatrics, Gov. Rick Perry appeared on Fox News Sunday, saying he stands behind his decision to veto funding for the state's public integrity unit.
Perry made the line-item veto on integrity unit funding last year after Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, whose office oversees the unit, refused to resign after her drunken driving arrest.
"I stood up for the rule of law in the state of Texas," Perry told Fox News Sunday host Shannon Bream. "And if I had to do it again, I would make it exactly the same decision." The governor noted that some Democrats have questioned the felony charges he's facing.
During the interview, Perry also spoke about immigration, border security and whether he's looking at the 2016 presidential race.
Watch the interview here:
This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2014/08/17/video-perry-talks-indictment-border-security-and-2/.