Left In Texas Podcast: Gov. Rick Perry Indicted, Vows Payback

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This is Episode 32 for the week of August 11th.

Normally we discuss several top news stories from around the state and even some national news, but today we completely focus on the 2 felony counts of abuse of power against Governor Rick Perry and his response.

The Texas Democratic Party and some elected officials are calling for his resignation, but the GOP is starting to line up behind their man and Perry has vowed payback saying those responsible for this “farce…will be held accountable.”

Listen to the entire episode and hear the latest breaking news!

Immediately upon finishing the recording of this podcast I received word via email that Ted Cruz is also standing behind Rick Perry. He sent out a support email that reads:

      Unfortunately, there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this latest indictment of the governor is extremely questionable.Rick Perry is a friend, he’s a man of integrity – I am proud to stand with Rick Perry.

The Texas Constitution gives the governor the power to veto legislation, and a criminal indictment predicated on the exercise of his constitutional authority is, on its face, highly suspect.

For Liberty,

Ted Cruz

P.S. I’m proud to stand with Governor Rick Perry, and Robert, I hope you are too. Please join in showing your support for him online using the hashtag #StandWithRickPerry.

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About Author

Joe Deshotel

Joe was born and raised in Beaumont, Tx, but live music and politics brought him to Austin. He has worked in and around government and elections for over a decade including for a member of US Congress, the Texas Legislature, the Mayor of Austin. He currently serves as Communications Director for the Travis County Democratic Party. He is most interested in transportation, energy and technology issues. He also likes Texas Hold'em and commuting on his electric skateboard. Follow me on Twitter at @joethepleb.

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