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Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Felony indictment is 'outrageous' and partisan
Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Felony indictment is 'outrageous' and partisan

Texas Gov. Rick Perry vigorously denounced on Saturday an indictment charging him with abusing his power by targeting the state's ethics watchdog and said his accusers wrongly sought to criminalize the proper dispatch of his duties. “I wholeheartedly and unequivocally stand behind my veto,” Perry said in a brief appearance before reporters in Austin, breaking his public silence and defending his action on the state budget that led to Friday’s indictment. "And I'll continue to defend this lawful action of my executive authority as governor." “We don’t settle political differences with indictments in this country,” said Perry, wagging...

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