Judge Jeanine Pirro ripped apart the grand jury indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry as “pure, unadulterated hogwash” in her opening comment on August 16th. Judge Jeanine is a former county prosecutor, elected district attorney, and judge who knows how the grand jury process works from three decades of experience.
“I have empaneled grand juries, instructed grand juries, and ruled on grand jury actions. Nothing about this indictment makes sense. A sitting governor facing 109 years in prison because he threatened to veto funding to a drunk District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit? Really? No one disputes that the law gives the governor the power to veto funding. Period. End of the story.”
Judge Jeanine then gives her viewers “a little backstory” to this indictment.
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“The D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg is a drunk. Yes, the chief law enforcement officer of Austin County Texas is not just a drunk, she’s a convicted drunk driver. She’s actually spent time in jail. Imagine, the chief law enforcement officer is a convict who has served jail time.”
Governor Perry said that he would veto funding for the public integrity unit because Lehmberg is not fit to be District Attorney. Lehmberg bristled at the Governor’s decision and filed a complaint against him along with a watchdog group.