Texas Governor Rick Perry’s political action committee is raising money off of Perry’s indictment by selling $25 shirts with Perry’s grinning mugshot on the front.
Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, defiantly turned himself in this week after he was indicted for “abuse of power.” After taking his mugshot, he headed out for ice cream. He then went to Washington, D.C., and New Hampshire this weekend as he ponders a 2016 run.
Perry wanted Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign from her post after she was arrested for drunken driving. When she refused to step down, Perry vetoed funds for the public anti-corruption unit that Lehmberg headed. Perry has said he would do it all over again and vowed vigorously to fight the charges.
The front of the RickPAC shirt has Perry’s mugshot and says Perry is “wanted” for “securing the border and defeating Democrats.” The back of the shirt has Lehmberg’s mugshot with “guilty” stamped above it and the words “driving while intoxicated and perversion of justice” underneath it.