Perry calls indictment a ‘farce’: ‘I wholeheartedly and unequivocally stand behind my veto’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave remarks Saturday on a state jury’s decision to indict him for abusing his vetoing power on Friday saying that he stands by his decision and would fight the indictment, which he called a political farce.

“We don’t settle political differences with indictments in this country,” Mr. Perry said. “It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to up away at the very fabric of our constitution.”

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Mr. Perry, who is rumored to be considering a bid for the 2016 presidency, said that he would explore every legal option to fight the indictment and said that the state constitution clearly outlines his authority to veto funding at his discretion.

18 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • DJTX says:

    This tactic will backfire for the democrats. This DA will be shown as a woman with no character, who is willing to do anything to maintain her power base as her misdeeds go national. It will show Gov. Perry for the man of character that he is – not perfect, but a man who has always done what he could to promote the best interests of Texans and Texas. I’m thankful for what he’s done for our state and believe when he vetoed this spending bill, that he had the best interests of Travis county and Texas as a whole at heart. Would you really want an abusive, law-breaking alcoholic DA deciding on the ethics of politicians all over the state (that was the funding that he vetoed)? Look at his track record, and look at how Texas is prospering, versus much of the rest of the country being a trainwreck waiting to happen. We’re behind you, Gov. Rick!

    1. I Seigel says:

      Yes, Texas is prospering. You’re above the national average for obesity, death rate per 100,000, low birth weight, longer waits to get medical care, and below the average for the numbers of active doctors and dentists, people without health insurance; a C+ rating on education policy, 15th in unemployment, above the national average in every category of property and violent crimes. Some prosperity. But you keep believing in Governor Rick. Texas is the new LaLa Land. You just need a monorail and Snow White’s castle.

      1. DJTX says:

        And you must believe that Obamacare will solve most of those problems, in spite of the destruction of the insurance industry and built-in taxpayer bailouts to make up for all the losses, and doctors retiring in record numbers and refusing to take obamacare because it pays too little to cover their expenses. And not believe that many of those problems directly result from Mr. Obama not enforcing immigration laws and refusing to secure our border, causing our state to have to deal with illegal aliens from Latin American countries. Gov. Perry has lured many companies to come to Texas from liberal states that overtax and overregulate job-producing businesses. Those excessive taxes on businesses have to be passed on to consumers, so it’s just a backhanded way to further tax individual citizens. And, I can nearly always get in to see my dr. or one of the other drs. at the clinic within 1-2 hours of when I call. I can usually get in to see my dentist within a week for non-emergency, same day for emergency (painful problems). So, where the heck do you live – obviously, not TX, or you might not be spewing all this misinformation.

      2. RightLane1111 says:

        oH…and that is why everyone is moving there? Like I said above…go move to Chicago…or maybe St. Louis…you’ll feel right at home with the national government taking over everything. BTW…for your information…what city has the most murders AND HAS A GUN CONTROL LAW…La.La Land…Chicago.

        1. I Seigel says:

          You know this is 2014, right? You know that Chicago HAD a gun control law that was working, but the NRA didn’t like it, sued, and had it thrown out. Same as in DC.

          But that is beside the point. It looks like Fox is your news source. Try the FBI ‘s database. East St Louis is number one. Flint is number two. Camden is 3. New Orleans has been number 1 about 10 times in the last 30 years.

          1. Merle Dickey says:

            So you don’t like Texas. Does anyone really care? Why don’t you get on a site that you can comment w/o trying to destroy peoples opinion of a whole state. I imagine you live in a big city in a “flat” and sit behind a small desk in a cubicle.

          2. I Seigel says:

            Merle, I am not trying to destroy anyone’s opinion of anything. I’m only trying to provide facts which are easily obtainable from public records, in the hope that people will base their opinions on factual information and not on rumors or biased “reporting” by Breitbart, Drudge or Fox. Rarely do I state my opinion, which is why you are so far off in your guess about who I am. I only try to provide verifiable facts, and not echo chamber opinions. It would be a scary and sad world if we only wanted to interact with people who echoed our own beliefs, else how would we learn anything?

      3. Merle Dickey says:

        So where do you live? Those figures (if they are even true) are really not much worse than any other state.If they could get all the illegals out of there it would be a great state.

    2. RightLane1111 says:

      Don’t even give her the title of alcoholic…SHE’S A DRUNK.

      1. DJTX says:

        Someone who is drinking from an open bottle of vodka while driving sadly deserves both titles. While praying for protection and vindication for Gov. Perry, this woman obviously needs a few prayers too.

  • Cynic says:

    I’m liking Rick Perry more all the time.

  • disqus_BAvz0LV7zw says:

    This indictment is a FARCE! It is a well planned democrat political harassment to destroy Gov. Perry ‘s excellent performance. Gov. Perry did not violate any law. It is provided in the Texas constitution. Most states’ governors do the same veto to projects that are harmful to the people. The most blatant abuser of the constitution is right there at the WH.
    Gov. Perry will prevail. If justice and truth still exist everything he did was within the framework of the Texas constitution and within his power.
    Perry has to protect the common interests and welfare of the people of Texas. He could not allow a DA, who is alcoholic, drunk, and with mind clouded to make decisions. The Gov. could not allow someone in the DA to give judgment because that DA could not even manage to do the right thing for her life.
    Go ahead democrats! 99% of you are crooks!

  • savage24 says:

    It has always been said that politics is a dirty game, but with the current crop of liberals the game has become totally filthy. Lying, cheating and stealing is not enough, character assassination has become a major player in the game. Hell has no fury like a drunken woman scorned. You would think that the first priority of a “Public Integrity Unit” would be to have integrity within the unit. The unethical actions of this unit demands it’s immediate abolishment.

  • James Maxwell says:

    I listened to and read Gov Perry’s statement and having seen the corruption
    and political garbage that has come out of the DA’s office in Travis County
    in the past I have to agrees with the Governor. This is pure and simple
    a slime ball political grandstanding by the Travis county Da’s office.
    If there was any validity to these charges they would have been filed a long
    time ago but instead they waited until it was time for the 2014 election
    cycle and a blatant attempt to push their bimbo into office. If you go to
    Travis county you will find a lot of immigrants from Mexiphoney living there
    because they screwed up their state. Same goes for Dallas, Fort Worth
    and Houston. They are bastions of the Ultra Left Wing Liberals and you
    can see from their financial status what has happened under their Socialist
    Democrat leadership. We have seen the results across the nation and the
    corruption and depth of their lies has been exposed.

    1. I Seigel says:

      Perry has been governor for FOURTEEN years, longer than any other Texas governor. You’ve had Tom “The Hammer” Delay. You have Cruz, you have gerrymandered districts that will probably be investigated someday (like in Florida) for being illegally benefitting or excluding a particular group. So where is this “Socialist Democrat leadership” and these “bastions of the Ultra Left Wing Liberals”? And whatever “financial status” has happened, has happened under Perry et al’s leadership, not the “Socialist Democrats”. What fanatasyland are you living in?

      1. James Maxwell says:

        Thank God I live in TEXAS, not some froot loop LaLa

        land of the deluded. What is your excuse? Every time

        we have redistricted it has been been contested before
        it could be put into effect. Unlike some of the “protected”
        areas such a Shejackle and her district and other mind
        dead Socialist Democrats in the major cities When the

        playing field is leveled it is strange that Socialist Democrat
        wind up losing elections no matter how much money they

        throw out there as we have just seen.

        1. I Seigel says:

          I’m glad you live in Texas, too. I’ll sleep better at night knowing that you live FAAAAAR away from me. But let me know when it’s time to secede, and I’ll come for the goodbye party.

          1. RightLane1111 says:

            Nah…don’t bother…you go visit St. Louis…that’s where you need to go…that way you can vent with Eric Holder.

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