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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