Rick Perry: You Settle Political Differences with a Ballot Box Not an Indictment

Rick Perry: You Settle Political Differences with a Ballot Box Not an Indictment

On “Fox News Sunday,” Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) defended him self from the “outrageous indictment” handed down by a grand jury in Texas on Friday claiming he abused his power by vetoing funding in an attempt to get the District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after a scandal of her belligerent arrest for a DUI.

Perry said, “I very clearly, I very publicly, said as long as that individual was running that agency, I had lost confidence in her, the public had lost confidence in her,” he added “I stood up for the rule of law in the state of Texas, and if I had to do it again I would make exactly the same decision.”

“The rule of law in particularly I take seriously, but let me just share with you, David Axelrod said this was a very sketchy indictment,” he continued. “Professor Alan Dershowitz, who is not exactly my cheerleader said it was outrageous. So I think across the board, you’re seeing people weigh in and reflecting that this is way outside of the norm. This is not the way that we settle differences. political differences, in this country. You don’t do it with indictments. we settle our political differences at the ballot box. And I think across the board, when you have David Axelrod and Harvard Law Professor Dershowitz saying what they said, it’s reflective of what we’re looking at.”

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