published Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Texas Gov. Perry says indictment is abuse of power

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he stands by his veto, and the indictment against him is an outrageous abuse of power.

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    Governor Rick Perry pauses as he addresses attendees at the 2014 Red State Gathering on Aug. 8, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Perry held a news conference Saturday afternoon, a day after a grand jury indicted the Republican on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat.

The possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing the charges as nakedly political. Perry is the first Texas governor since 1917 to be indicted.

The indictments are related to Perry vetoing funding for a Travis County unit investigating public corruption last year because the Democratic official heading the office to resign after being convicted of drunken driving.

The investigative unit is based in Austin, a heavily Democratic city where the grand jury was seated. The rest of Texas is heavily Republican.

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