Rick Perry Turns Himself in for Arraignment

Texas governor has been charged with abusing the power of his office.
3:00 | 08/20/14

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and get the latest on Texas governor Rick Perry. Turning himself in to face abuse of power charges making quite a show of it. Hundreds of supporters rallied around as he declared he would be vend indicated in court and ABC's Ryan Owens has the story. All: Perry, Perry. Reporter: It might be the most choreographed jailhouse surrender in recent memories. Texas governor Rick Perry sends out a press release he's turning himself in on felony charges then he does it. In front of dozens of cameras and hundreds of supporters. I'm going to enter the courthouse with my head held high knowing the actions that I took were not only lawful and legal, but right. Reporter: On live television Texas' longest serving governor walks through the booking process and has this smiling mug shot snapped minus his new glasses per jail policy. The possible 2016 presidential candidate walks out like a rock star. I'm going to fight this injustice with every fiber of my being. And we will prevail. Reporter: Then promptly tweets a picture of himself enjoying an ice cream cone. If it seems like Perry isn't taking these charges seriously, it's because he's not. A grand jury indicted the republican governor Friday over his handling of the drunk driving arrest of the democratic district attorney here in Austin. Perry wanted her to resign. When she didn't, he used his veto power to stop millions of dollars in funding for her office. Perry's opponents say that's an abuse of power. That he wanted her gone so he could appoint a republican instead. I will not be distracted by these baseless political charges. Thank you and god bless you. Reporter: For "Good morning

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