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August 17, 2014, 8:06pm
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Gov. Rick Perry today made the following statement regarding the decision by the Travis County Grand Jury:

"As governor, I took an oath to faithfully uphold the constitution of Texas, a pledge that I have kept every day as I've worked on behalf of Texans for the last 14 years. This same constitution clearly outlines the authority of any governor to veto items at his or her discretion. Just as I have following every legislative session during my service as governor, I exercised this authority to veto funding for an office whose leadership had lost the public's confidence by acting inappropriately and unethically.

"I wholeheartedly and unequivocally stand behind my veto, and will continue to defend this lawful action of my executive authority as governor. We don't settle political differences with indictments in this country. It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state's constitution.

"This indictment amounts to nothing more than an abuse of power and I cannot, and will not, allow that to happen. I intend to fight against those who would erode our state's constitution and laws purely for political purposes, and I intend to win. I will explore every legal avenue to expedite this matter and bring it to a swift conclusion. I am confident we will ultimately prevail, that this farce of a prosecution will be revealed for what it is, and that those responsible will be held to account."
 


Your Opinions and Comments
 
New Guy  
Wilson County  
August 23 at 10:08pm
 
 
Chef: Whatever....
 
 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
August 23 at 11:27am
 
 
New Guy.... Last post should have had my
user ID. Grouch gets hoggish sometimes.
I am probably at a disadvantage in debating
someone who has the unique ability to label
a ... Read More Read More
 
 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
August 23 at 11:19am
 
 
New Guy.... Go ahead and indict a ham sandwich.
My point was that most of us can be indicted
by a zealous prosecutor. Zealous judicial activists are ... Read More Read More
 
 
R. Langley  
out there  
August 23 at 10:10am
 
 
So, this is a political response to a political response....
 
 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
August 22 at 4:28pm
 
 
Chief,

Now you're asking these liberal socialists to actually read? That is extremely cruel! Even if they can read some words, they seem to have ... Read More Read More
 
 
New Guy  
Wilson County  
August 22 at 2:05pm
 
 
Chef: I don't read fiction....What happened to Perry is the topic, not someone promoting a book.
 
 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
August 21 at 7:06am
 
 
New Guy ... Do the crime, do the time.
Suggested reading....Three Felonies a Day
by Harvey Silverglate.
 
 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
August 21 at 6:32am
 
 
New Guy ... Do the crime, do the time.
Does that creed stop at the Governor level
or does it also apply to the Presidential
level. :-) How dare a President or a Governor
threaten ... Read More Read More
 
 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
August 21 at 6:25am
 
 
People rallying behind the police
officer are attacked in Ferguson.
And liberals have the gall to
talk about bullying. First amendment
rights for me but not for thou. ... Read More Read More
 
 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
August 21 at 5:38am
 
 
The whole theme of the progressive
movement is one of bullying. It's not
the conservatives that burn and loot.
Straight people do not have 'normal
pride' parades. ... Read More Read More
 

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