AUSTIN (KXAN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry was booked and had his mug shot taken today as required following his indictment Friday.
Perry has been defiant following his indictment vowing to win in court and prove the indictment was a political stunt.
The Texas governor was indicted on counts of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant.
At the center of the issue is a complaint about intimidation stemming from Perry’s threat to veto of $7.5 million in state funding to the Public Integrity Unit run by Lehmberg’s office. The threat came after she pleaded guilty to drunk driving and served a 45-day sentence; Perry called on her to step down but she refused to resign her position. Perry then vetoed the funding for the PIU.