Governor Rick Perry Indicted…For Doing His Job!
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Responds to Abuse of Power Indictment (Full Statement)
On Friday, August 15 Governor Rick Perry was ridiculously indicted for ‘Abuse of Office’. He vetoed money that had been appropriated by the Texas Legislature to the Travis County Public Integrity Unity. The indictment lists the fact that Governor Perry told Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after she failed to pass a field sobriety test and was arrested for driving while intoxicated in April of 2013. Lehmberg had a blood alcohol level of .23, almost three times the legal level of .08. She received a sentence of 45 days incarceration, a $4,000 fine and loss of her Texas driver’s license for 180 days.
Copy of the Indictment
It seems Lehmberg has a motive or two for filing against Governor Perry. She stated several times during her arrest that she was going to lose her job. So now she would like for Governor Perry to lose his opportunity to run for president in 2016. But Governor Perry is standing by his veto. As the district attorney of the most powerful district in Texas, Lehmberg should have resigned for her total disregard of her office and putting Texans at risk with her driving. Had Lehmberg, a Democrat, resigned, Governor Perry could appoint a Republican to take her place.
TRAVIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY LEHMBERG'S BOOKING FOOTAGE KOKE FM 042113
Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg Drunk Driving Arrest Dash Cam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrxsCH_p1oc
Mary Ann Wiley, Governor Perry’s counsel stated:
“The veto in question was made in accordance with the veto authority afforded to every governor under the Texas Constitution. We will continue to aggressively defend the governor's lawful and constitutional action, and believe we will ultimately prevail.”
The prosecutor handling Governor Perry’s case is from San Antonio, Michael McCrum, and is well-respected and has a wealth of experience. He was nominated by both Texas US Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchinson and Congressman Lloyd Doggett for the office of US Attorney for the Western District of Texas. McCrum took his name off the nomination list because of Obama’s apparent lack of interest in appointing anyone to the Western District.
Let’s see if McCrum will exercise due diligence to the duties of our Texas Governor and the Travis County District Attorney. It seems like it is ‘trumped-up’ charges against the Governor for doing his job and that Lehmberg is the one who has abused her power. Time to Stand with Governor Perry!