AUSTIN (KXAN) — Gov. Rick Perry’s political action committee, known as RickPAC, has released a new video — this one vehemently denouncing his indictment on two felony counts for vetoing funds headed to the Public Integrity Unit. Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads the PIU, and Perry called for her to resign following her April 2013 DWI conviction.
“In light of the ongoing political witch-hunt of Gov. Rick Perry, RickPAC released a video entitled ‘Setting the Record Straight’ this morning,” read the RickPAC email with the newest video.
RickPAC’s first video featured the crisis at the border, emphasizing the need for the federal government to help in “securing the border.” The video outlines a timeline of events leading up to Perry’s indictment last week. Perry’s political action committee is encouraging people to sign the petition in support of the governor, who concludes the video with a statement he made during his weekend press conference following news of his indictment, “I wholeheartedly and unequivocally stand behind my veto.”
Meanwhile, Perry is expected at the courthouse Tuesday evening. An attorney for Perry says the indicted Texas governor will be at the Travis County Justice Complex. David Botsford told the media gathered at the courthouse that Perry would be in around 5 p.m. The governor would presumably go through the booking process and have his mug shot taken at that point.