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USA: Rick Perry calls indictment "outrageous"00:56

USA: Rick Perry calls indictment "outrageous"

United States, Austin
August 16, 2014 at 22:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

An indictment against him "amounts to nothing more than abuse of power," Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Saturday at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. Perry's words came after he, a potential Republican candidate for president in 2016, was indicted on two counts on Friday amid an investigation into Perry's threat to veto state funding to the Travis County Public Integrity Unit unless District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg resigned.

Perry added that he believed the indictment to be a farce, stating that he believes it to be "outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state's constitution."

If found guilty, Perry could face 5 to 99 years in prison.

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An indictment against him "amounts to nothing more than abuse of power," Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Saturday at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. Perry's words came after he, a potential Republican candidate for president in 2016, was indicted on two counts on Friday amid an investigation into Perry's threat to veto state funding to the Travis County Public Integrity Unit unless District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg resigned.

Perry added that he believed the indictment to be a farce, stating that he believes it to be "outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state's constitution."

If found guilty, Perry could face 5 to 99 years in prison.