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Texas Gov. Perry Says Indictment Is Abuse Of Power

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August 16, 2014 AT 11:38 AM
Texas Governor Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight the indictment against him, calling it an "outrageous" abuse of power. A day after he was charged with violating state law, Perry said at a news conference "This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power--and I cannot and will not allow that to happen". On Friday, a Travis County grand jury indicted the Republican on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat. Special Prosecutor Michael McCrum said that despite the fact Rick Perry is the governor, "the law is the law.":