Rick_perryTexas Governor Rick Perry delivers remarks about immigration and the need for more aggressive enforcement along the Texas-Mexico border at the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation August 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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By Jenni Ryall2014-08-31 21:39:28 -0700

Texas Governor Rick Perry's Twitter official account sent out a meme mocking the drunk-driving attorney who was behind his recent indictment.

Here's a screengrab of that "unauthorized" Rick Perry tweet: pic.twitter.com/1OKkvToaKr

— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) September 1, 2014

The tweet superimposed the head of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg on an ad for Dos Equis beer. Moments later, it was deleted and Perry wrote on the social media site that the post was "unauthorized."

A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down.

— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) September 1, 2014

Lehmberg, had an alcohol reading of .239, almost three times the legal limit, after she was pulled over by police while driving her car in April.

Footage of the embarrassing incident circulated online before she pleaded guilty, served half of her 45-day jail term and refused to resign from her position.


Her refusal to quit led to Perry blocking $7.5 million in state funding for the Travis County Public Integrity Unit, which he was indicted for in August.

Perry has been charged with two counts of felony, yet he denies any wrongdoing.

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Topics: lehmberg, Politics, rick perry, Twitter, U.S., US & World

Source: mashable.com



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