Rick Perry Case Analysis

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On August 15, 2014, the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was indicted by a Travis County grand jury. The first charge of his indictment was for abuse of official capacity, which is a first-degree felony. The second charge, which has since been ruled unconstitutional, was for coercion of a public servant, which is a third-degree felony. Republican, Rick Perry 's two felony counts are based from his threat to veto $7.5 million in funding for the Public Integrity Unit and for seeking the resignation of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg after she was convicted of drunk driving, and imprisoned. Botsford, Perry 's attorney, called the indictment a "political abuse of the court system." He said the action "violated the separation of powers" and "sets a dangerous precedent by allowing a grand jury to punish the exercise of a lawful and constitutional authority afforded to the Texas governor." Perry had to go to the Travis County Jail in Austin to be booked, fingerprinted and to take a mug shot. The grand jury in Travis County indicted the governor on charges of abuse of his official capacity and coercion of a public servant. Perry is in his final few months as governor after a record breaking 14 year run. The Republican that…show more content…
The possible reason for your personal interest in this case is that your daughter-in-law, Holli Siler, is a Travis County District Court Clerk and signed his summons to appear in district court. I had some trouble finding information about you, until I found your YouTube channel that had a video titled, texas politics2014, about the Rick Perry case. You pinned it with the theme song to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Holli Siler was obviously the good and Perry and Lehmberg were the bad and the ugly; indicating that you have your own strong opinion about them. This and the fact that Holli has your last name led me to think that this was why you had a personal interest in this specific
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