Rick Perry Calls Abuse of Power Charges a 'Farce'

The Texas governor fights back after being indicted on felony charges.
2:01 | 08/18/14

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The latest now on Texas governor Rick Perry, fighting back after being charged with abuse of power over the weekend. Calling the prosecution a farce. And Jim Avila brings the story Houston. Reporter: Rick Perry is now the first chief executive of the lonestar state to be diindicted in a hundred years. He's ditched the cowboy boots in favor of hip stir eyeglasses, but he still has tough talk. This farce of a prosecution will be revealed for what it is. And those responsible will be held accountable. Reporter: The prosecution originated from Perry's effort to defund the Texas public integrity unit. Formed to root out corruption. And just as it was investigating one of the governor's pet projects. Perry said the district attorney, rosemary lendberg was unfit after being arrested for a DUI. This video tape shows her kicking at doors, sticking out her tongue and pretending she had a gun. She went to jail for three months, and Perry wanted her out of office, she refused. So he cut her budget. That is illegal, they say. There is probable cause he committed two crimes. Two felony crimes. Reporter: Perry said it's political hard ball. If I had to do is again, I would make exactly the same decision. Reporter: It is a big week for governor Perry. They are going to meet with the special prosecutor who indicted him. And then a mug shot and a court appearance. And then back on the campaign trail in presidential primary states. Big week indeed. Thank you.

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