This photo taken May 29, 2014 shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaking in Ames, Iowa. Two leading Republicans have begun an unusually personal a war of words over foreign policy. The dispute between Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Gov. Rick Perry highlights a broader divide within the GOP over international affairs in one of the first public clashes of the Republican Party�s looming presidential primary. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
AUSTIN (KXAN) – An attorney for Rick Perry says the indicted Texas governor will be at the Travis County Justice Complex Tuesday afternoon.
David Botsford told the media gathered at the courthouse that Perry would be in around 5 p.m. The governor would presumable go through the booking process and have his mug shot taken at that point.
Media have been gathered outside the courthouse in effort to document the governor’s booking process since his indictment was announced Friday.
The Texas governor was indicted on counts of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant.
At the center of the issue is a complaint about intimidation stemming from Perry’s threat to veto of $7.5 million in state funding to the Public Integrity Unit run by Lehmberg’s office. The threat came after she pleaded guilty to drunk driving and served a 45-day sentence; Perry called on her to step down but she refused to resign her position. Perry then vetoed the funding for the PIU.