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Texas Governor Rick Perry INDICTED **updated**

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, front right, is escorted away from the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin on Tuesday, where he was booked on two felony counts of abuse of power for carrying out a threat to veto funding to state public corruption prosecutors. (Eric Gay/The Associated Press)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, front right, is escorted away from the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin on Tuesday, where he was booked on two felony counts of abuse of power for carrying out a threat to veto funding to state public corruption prosecutors. (Eric Gay/The Associated Press)

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state’s first indicted governor in nearly a century.

Kind of ironic he is indicted on abuse of power while the GOP has made attempts to sue President Barack Obama for the same thing.

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Updated 8/19/2014 @ 4:34 PM

Rick Perry turned himself in today on charges of abuse of power.

A Travis County grand jury indicted the governor on Friday for allegedly abusing his power when he used a line-item veto to eliminate funding for a watchdog group whose head, Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, was convicted for drunk driving.

After Lehmberg’s drunk driving arrest, Perry told her he would eliminate her group’s funding if she didn’t step down. As she refused to step down, he vetoed $7.5 million that would have gone to the public integrity unit.

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