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STUPID: Political analyst says indictment of Texas governor is 'the stupidest thing I've ever seen'

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/19/2014 (3 years ago)
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Rick Perry's attempts to have official resign prompts chorus of criticism

Calling it "potentially was the stupidest thing I've seen, I think, in my entire career," MSNBC political analyst Mark Halperin says the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry on two felony counts of abusing his power is asinine. "I hope some judge throws it out right away," Halperin said.

A video taken inside the jail after her arrest shows an aggressive, uncooperative Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg under restraint.

A video taken inside the jail after her arrest shows an aggressive, uncooperative Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg under restraint.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (
8/19/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Governor Rick Perry, indictment, District Attorney Rosemary Lehmber

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "It's not just kind of funny and ridiculous. But it's an infringement on individual liberty. He's got a first amendment right -- just because he's the governor of Texas. And I think, like I said, it's easy to joke about this, but this is a serious thing. It is ridiculous that he was indicted for this," Halperin added.

Perry faces charges of misusing government property and using "by means of coercion" trying to get Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, an elected Democrat, to quit her job after she pleaded guilty to drunken driving in April of last year.

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A video taken inside the jail after her arrest shows an aggressive, uncooperative Lehmberg under restraint. Lehmberg heads the county's Public Integrity Unit. Governor Perry vetoed funding for her office when she refused to resign, as he warned her he would do.

Reacting to the indictment over the weekend, Perry said he exercised his authority to veto funding for the Travis County D.A.'s office, whose leader "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," Perry said.

"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."

David Axelrod, onetime adviser to President Obama, casted his doubts on Perry's indictment. "Unless he was demonstrably trying to scrap the ethics unit for other than his stated reason, Perry indictment seems pretty sketchy."

In addition, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax says that while he is a "liberal Democrat who would never vote for Rick Perry," but still, he said Perry's indictment is politically motivated.

"Everybody, liberal or conservative, should stand against this indictment," Dershowitz said. "If you don't like how Rick Perry uses his office, don't vote for him."


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