Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury last night. His friend Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, is speaking out on Perry’s behalf today.
Sen. Ted Cruz is also defending Perry:
His full statement, via Facebook:
Unfortunately, there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this latest indictment of the governor is extremely questionable. Rick Perry is a friend, he’s a man of integrity – I am proud to stand with Rick Perry. The Texas Constitution gives the governor the power to veto legislation, and a criminal indictment predicated on the exercise of his constitutional authority is, on its face, highly suspect.