First, this Public Integrity Unit indicted then-Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson.
After a change of venue to Fort Worth, her trial lasted 30 minutes with a directed verdict of not guilty. Next they indicted then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. After an 8-year legal battle, his conviction has been overturned on appeal. DeLay was destroyed by this litigation, both politically and personally .Now they have indicted Rick Perry.
I find it very strange that the Public Integrity Unit cannot find many officials to indict in Travis County besides prominent Republicans. There have been years of official corruption in other Texas cities by Democrats, leading to convictions. Yet it took federal investigations to remove them.
I resent my taxpayer money being spent to fund an outfit that goes to court when they cannot win at the ballot box. Perry’s indictment is politics through litigation.
— Richard H. Smith,
I think Gov Perry is guilty as charged, but I support his right to a trial.
If found guilty on one of the felonies, he could go to jail for 99 years.
That is a bit extreme.
Fifty would be about right.
— Al Vincent, Arlington
In regard to Gov. Perry being indicted on two counts of abusing his power. President Obama has been abusing his power ever since he came to office. He hasn’t been indicted.
The Democrats are running scared. They are trying to discredit the governor and the Republican Party.
Both the governor and the party will prevail.
— R.L. Blackstock,
North Richland Hills