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user-inactivated  ·  2179 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Texas governor Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power after vetoing funding for corruption prosecutors

Parry tried to use his veto to force another official to resign. Coercing public officials to do things is illegal. It sounds sort of politics-as-usual to me, but I guess either that kind of thing isn't as common as I think it is, people don't usually try to prosecute it, or Texas is unusual in making it illegal?