This all started with Lehmberg's conviction for drunken driving when she was stopped recording a blood-alcohol level of nearly three times the legal limit. A video has also surfaced from the arrest showing her make a complete fool of herself at the jail. She represented just about everything you wouldn't want to see from an elected officer of the court.
Later he learned that she was head of the anti-corruption unit with a two year budget of $7.5 million awaiting his signature after approval by the Texas legislature. He decided that it wasn't appropriate to have a person with a drunken driving conviction leading the effort and suggested that she resign. She refused in defiance and he then decided to veto the budget bill.
As far as the first charge, the Governor has every right to seek to have a person of strong moral and personal authority in a position such as Lehmberg occupies. His comments that he didn't think this person was appropriate for the position is clearly within his purview.
On the second charge, if he was guilty of coercion, she would not still be sitting in office. He made his position known but he violated no statutes and she was not removed for office. If she had any shame, she would have voluntarily resigned the position, allowing a person of better temperament and character to fill the important legal position.
This is nothing but more Democratic politics, using any idea and approach to try and bring down those with whom they disagree. They hate Perry because he has been a resounding success as Governor and Texas leads the way to American prosperity in most measurement categories. Oh, Perry has his faults, we all do. But to try and use the law in such a callous manner is worse than contemptible. Texas Democrats and the supporting action group which has received some funding from George Soros should close their playbooks and just fade into the sunset.
Perry will weather the storm effectively and it will probably be a significant plus should he truly desire to be President. Americans are fed up with this stuff, and they are particularly fed up with the biased main stream media, so this will quickly backfire.
So I'll #StandwithRickPerry and wish him well in future endeavors. I guess the Dems will have to learn the hard way: Don't mess with Texas, especially when you are a Texan yourself.