Rick Perry: “I Stand Behind” My Actions

“We don’t settle political differences with indictments in this country,” Perry says, the day after a Texas grand jury indicted him on two charges.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry defended his veto of state funding for a program run by a district attorney Perry wanted to resign after she was arrested for and convicted of drunk driving.

A Texas grand jury indicted Perry on two counts — abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant — in relation to the veto.

Perry called Friday’s indictment a “farce” and said he would “fight against those who would erode our state’s constitution and laws purely for political purposes” and that he intends “to win.”

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Katherine Miller is the political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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