Here’s all you need to know…
Travis County D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg was arrested for driving while drunk – with a blood-alcohol nearly three times the legal limit. Lehmberg attacked police, beat and kicked the walls, and was forced into restraints during her arrest.
— Greg McNeal (@GregoryMcNeal) August 16, 2014
Governor Rick Perry refused to fund Lehmberg’s office.
So on Friday Democrats decided to make a stand for drunk drivers everywhere and indict Governor Rick Perry.
On Saturday Governor Rick Perry held a press conference.
Rick stands by his decision.
Here’s what the governor had to say about the indictment.
“Here’s what I think is really important for the people to understand, not just Texans but this country. And, that is, we have seen an office in the form of the Travis County District Attorney’s office. The lead, legal individual for criminal affairs in this county and overseeing public officials who conducted themselves in an incredibly inappropriate way. Stopped for a DWI with a blood-alcohol level almost three times the legal limit. An individual who when booked in had to be restrained. Was abusive to law enforcement. Was kicking the door. I think Americans and Texans who have seen this agree with me. That that is not an individual who is heading up an office that we can afford to fund. Now the people of Travis County may decide that that is the type of individual that they want in that office. But as the governor of the State of Texas… I made that decision and I said ‘no.’ And given that information and given that choice again, that is exactly what I would do.“
Go, Rick Perry!