Texas Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in this afternoon at the Travis County Jail in Austin. He was indicted on two felony charges late last Friday stemming from allegations that his office maneuvered to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign from her position.
"This prosecution would seek to erode the power of all Texas governors — Republican or Democrat — to veto legislation and funding that they deem inappropriate," Perry told reporters after the ten minute-long booking process. "This indictment is fundamentally a political act that seeks to achieve at the courthouse what could not be achieved at the ballot box."