Gov. Rick Perry’s Mocking Tweet About Drunk District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg


Someone with access to Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Twitter account sent out an image on Sunday night mocking the figure at the center of the abuse-of-power accusations that led to an indictment against him.


The tweet, which has since been deleted, showed an image of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who was arrested on drunk driving charges in April 2013, and the following words:

“I don’t always drive drunk at 3x the legal blood alcohol limit… But when I do, I indict Gov. Perry for calling me out about it. I am the most drunk Democrat in Texas.”

Lehmberg pleaded guilty, but did not indict Perry. He was indicted by a grand jury after an investigation by Michael McCrum, the special prosecutor appointed in the case.


Perry has pleaded not guilty and called the charges a political ploy. His high-powered legal team has asked the judge overseeing the case to dismiss the indictment, claiming that the law being used to prosecute the longest-serving governor in Texas history is unconstitutionally vague.

Perry or someone acting on his behalf deleted the tweet, but it was preserved and retweeted by several others, including Evan Smith, editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune:

Perry aides did not immediately return messages seeking comment from the Associated Press. Although the tweets were sent from Perry’s verified account, it was unclear who does the actual posting for the feed.


Photos courtesy of Mail

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