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Perry Indictment: Just Cause or Abuse of Power?

Rick Perry is the first Texas Governor in nearly a century to face a criminal charge. Late Friday, Gov. Perry was indicted on two charges alleging he abused his power as governor to pressure a district attorney arrested for drunk driving to resign, by threatening to cut off funding for her office. We discuss the legal and […]

Rick Perry is the first Texas Governor in nearly a century to face a criminal charge. Late Friday, Gov. Perry was indicted on two charges alleging he abused his power as governor to pressure a district attorney arrested for drunk driving to resign, by threatening to cut off funding for her office.

We discuss the legal and political implications of the indictment against Gov. Perry with University of Houston political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus.

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