Rick Perry: We Settle Political Differences at the Ballot Box, Not with Indictments

‘When you got David Axelrod and Harvard law professor Dershowitz saying the things that they said, I think it’s really reflective of what we’re looking at here’

Rick Perry: We Settle Political Differences at the Ballot Box, Not with Indictments (RealClearPolitics)

PERRY: Well, I certainly take everything I do seriously. The rule of law in particularly I take seriously.

But let me just -- let me just share with you, David Axelrod said this was a very sketchy indictment. Professor Dershowitz, who is not exactly my cheerleader, said that it was outrageous. So I think across the board, you're seeing people weigh in and reflecting that this is way outside of the norm. This is not the way that we settle differences, political differences, in this country. You don't do it with indictments. We settle our political differences at the ballot box.

And I think, you know, across the board, when you got David Axelrod and Harvard law professor Dershowitz saying the things that they said, I think it's really reflective of what we're looking at here.

And I also want to say thanks to people like Rick Scott and Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal and Senator Ted Cruz, that have very publicly stated that they, too, that think this is way outside the realm of any type of thoughtful look at the laws in the state of Texas.

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