Travis County Goes After Texas Governor shortly after strong border position

By | August 16, 2014

Truth is stranger than fiction -> Texas Gov. Rick Perry sent the National Guard to help defend the border between Texas and Mexico yesterday. Today, an Austin area grand jury indicted the Governor for having pressured a drunk D.A. to resign.

District Attorney Rosemary Lehmburg was arrested for drunken driving while Perry was governor and the governor felt that such dangerous actions were subject to loss of job. Afterall, if you can’t follow the law, how could you prosecute it?

Many in the community disagreed and decided to create the case against the governor.

After the drunken driving arrest, Perry requested that Lehmburg step down after having failed a basic test of voter trust. Lehmburg refused and Perry pressured further by saying that he would refuse funds to Lehmburg’s office unless she resigned – a promise he carried out by carrying out a line veto against a state appropriations bill.

In Texas, line item veto is a tool the Governor uses to check off-the-hook officials and offices. While the Governor isn’t as strong as the Lieutenant Governor in Texas politics, he still has tools to use when officials abuse the public trust. In the case of Gov. Perry,did he over-step his authority or is he taking heat for his decision to defend the border President Obama has chosen to abandon?

 

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One thought on “Travis County Goes After Texas Governor shortly after strong border position

  1. Jan Brown

    “Careful what you ask for, you may get it.” We ask (expect) our elected officials to DO THEIR JOB & Perry has!!! I suspect this isn’t the first time the DA has wandered ‘off the range” Travis County is the hotbed for liberals and the “Turn Texas Blue” groupies. It also is the ‘same’ group that prosecuted “The Whip”Tom Delay and attempted a case against Kay Hutchinson.

    While I am not a member of Perry’s fan club. He has done some positive things for Texas. He is a hang over of the ‘good old boys club’ and a cowboy street fighter of sorts. While Dewhurst (Lt Gov) is a quite sneaky & posing in a Republican robe for his own personal gain. He wheels and deals while riding his quarter show horses and lunching with money people. He has almost outdone Harry Reid. There are numerous bill on immigration languishing in committee that he will not bring to the floor for a vote. Nor did he ‘shut down’ Wendy Davis.

    Perry seems to be visual at the Border primarily when elections are involved..BUT he is sincere in wanting to ‘protect & serve” and I am proud & very pleased he acted boldly to protect my country, my state, my home.

    This makes we wonder WHO’S RUNNING SCARED

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