Treading on thin ice, Rick Perry seems to have fun ‘disturbing the peace’ with Texas Democrats. Check out the ‘unauthorized tweet’…
A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from Perry’s account that disavowed the post.
The earlier tweet posted an unflattering mock image of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who was convicted of drunken driving in April 2013. Perry vetoed funds to her office when she refused to resign, which led to a grand jury in Austin this month indicting Perry — who is a potential 2016 presidential candidate.
The caption on the tweet reads: ‘I don’t always drive drunk at 3x the legal blood alcohol limit …’
The Associated Press reported that the bottom of the caption of the tweet read ‘but when I do, I indict Gov. Perry for calling me out about it. I am the most drunk Democrat in Texas.’
Lehmberg’s office did not lead the grand jury investigation against Perry. It was handled by Michael McCrum, a San Antonio-based special prosecutor who was assigned by a Republican judge.