The headlines rang out Friday night that Governor Rick Perry was indicted in Texas for coercion and abuse of power. But not all is at it seems.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was indicted Friday on felony charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity.
The two counts against Perry, a Republican, stem from his threat to veto funding for a public integrity unit run by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg unless she resigned, the special prosecutor in the case, Michael McCrum, said.
But the reason he was trying to get Lehmberg to resign was because she was arrested for a driving drunk, which should have caused her to leave office herself.
Here’s video of the DUI arrest, which gets really ugly:
Rosemary got 45 days in jail, but Rick Perry supposedly will be booked for the felony indictment this next week!!