Rick Perry Backs Texas AG Abbott on Obama Administration 'that Acts Imperialistically'

Rick Perry Backs Texas AG Abbott on Obama Administration 'that Acts Imperialistically'

On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) added his thoughts on his state’s attorney general’s remarks in the constant back-and-forth power between private landowners and the federal government’s Bureau of Land Management.

Abbott had very strong words for the BLM in an interview with Breitbart Texas earlier this week. Perry said he backed Abbott’s rhetoric.

“Greg Abbott is a very powerful and thoughtful attorney general who is obviously going to be the next governor of the state of Texas. He is on the right side of this issue, not just for the people of the state of Texas, he’s on the right side of this issue from a private property right stand point. I don’t think Americans want to see another one of these exhibitions from the federal government from them coming in with armed troops over an issue that ought to be taken care of with a little common sense when you think about it. 

“Actually, it’s not a dare,” he added. “It’s a promise that we’re going to stand up for private property rights in the state of Texas. I don’t have a problem in the world with Attorney General Abbott’s words here. The key on this from my standpoint is the federal government already owns too much land. We ought to be having a conversation in this country about how can the federal government divest itself of a huge amount of this land holdings it has across the country rather than looking for ways to come in and take over private property that’s been in the people’s land for generations.”

Perry later criticized the administration and suggested the administration to blame for the sort reaction seen in Nevada.

“I think we have an administration that acts imperialistically. And I’ve seen it too many times out of this president, this administration,” he added. “I think we’re seeing an extension of that in BLM.” 

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