MSNBC contributor Mark Halperin said the indictment launched last week against Texas governor Rick Perry is just stupid. The controversy stemmed from Governor Perry’s promise to veto funding for a state public-integrity agency headed by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg.
Perry’s veto threats came after Lehmberg was arrested and thrown in jail for drunk driving. An open bottle of vodka was found in her car and her blood-alchol level was three times over the legal limit.
“This is the stupidest thing I’ve seen in, I think, my entire career,” Halperin said. “I hope some judge throws it out right away.”
The Perry indictment is “an infringement on individual liberty,” Halperin added. “It is ridiculous that he was indicted for this.”
Even Obama senior advisor David Axelrod said the indictment “seems pretty sketchy.”
Unless he was demonstrably trying to scrap the ethics unit for other than his stated reason, Perry indictment seems pretty sketchy.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 16, 2014
And adding insult to injury, New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait called it “unbelievably ridiculous.”
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