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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.

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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."

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

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