Friday, June 14, 2013

Perry vows veto of state funding unless Drunk Travis Ethics District Attorney Lehmberg resigns

The Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg is in charge of such things as prosecuting drunk drivers and politicians who commit ethics violations. Well, she has been recently convicted of drunk driver herself and the video of her resisting with the police during arrest is an embarrassment to the State of Texas. The law allows for her to be removed for drunkenness. She refuses to resign so Governor Perry is getting involved...

from the American Statesman:

Move seeks to force Lehmberg out after after drunken driving conviction

Gov. Rick Perry is vowing to veto funding for the state’s Austin-based ethics-enforcement unit unless Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg resigns, officials confirmed Monday.
Perry has until Sunday to veto bills passed by the Legislature during its regular session that ended in May, including the state budget that contains about $7.5 million to fund the Public Integrity Unit for the next two years.

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