Burgess Statement on Gov. Rick Perry Indictment
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today issued the following statement in response to the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry for allegedly abusing his power by threatening to veto funding for a state anti-corruption unit after District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg (D) refused to resign following her arrest for drunken driving:
“Governor Perry acted well within his rights by exercising veto power in direct response to criminal activities of a county district attorney. This indictment is intended to harm Perry’s career and reputation as he wraps up his tenure as our state’s longest serving Governor. Perry has served Texas well – our economy is booming, more businesses move to Texas from other locations around the country every month, and his response to the immigration crisis at our border shows leadership and integrity. It is time we focus on more important issues – like jobs and the economy – and commend Perry for the positive work he has done as Governor of Texas.”
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