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Chad Hasty Talks with Republican Strategist Matt Mackowiak about Governor Rick Perry’s Indictment [AUDIO]


On Monday’s Chad Hasty Show on KFYO, Chad Hasty spoke with Matt Mackowiak, a GOP strategist, about the Travis County grand jury indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry which was announced late on Friday.

Mackowiak said, “This indictment’s serious, but not credible. And I think it’s serious because obviously it’s two felonies. It’s going to take a couple of months and perhaps even a year or more for Governor Perry to get resolved. It comes at a really inopportune time for him, as the presidential campaign continues to build.”

On the governor’s actions and possible penalties from the case, Mackowiak said, “He can call for anyone’s resignation, in the state, and he can line-item veto anything, whenever he wants, he doesn’t even have to give a reason, or he can give any reason he wants.” Mackowiak continued, saying that he believes the coercion charges cannot apply because Governor Perry was using a lawful action and promising another lawful action.

Mackowiak believes there is a good chance that a judge will throw the case out early in the process, prior to it’s reaching a jury. He also comments on the possible effects that this case might have for future governors.

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