Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic state militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he would support sending American ground troops.
Governor’s staff says indictments are “an assault on the Constitution. We don’t want it to be an assault on the taxpayers as well.”
“I’m going to fight this injustice with every fiber of my being. And we will prevail,” a defiant Rick Perry declared at the Travis County Courthouse. The governor then went to get ice cream.
Fighting felony charges won’t keep Gov. Rick Perry from meeting his busy travel schedule, staff says.
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's re-election campaign is seeking to distance itself from Rick Perry's legal troubles.