Less than a day after Texas Governor Rick Perry was handed a two-count indictment, the conservative Republican was receiving support from an unexpected source — liberals.
As reported on TheBlaze, former Obama advisor David Axelrod appeared to be first among liberals, calling the indictment “pretty sketchy.”
Unless he was demonstrably trying to scrap the ethics unit for other than his stated reason, Perry indictment seems pretty sketchy.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 16, 2014
New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chiat followed Axelrod with several tweets about the action.
I read the indictment of Rick Perry. It isn’t just weak — it’s outrageously unfair http://t.co/PkJZulz4Rg
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) August 16, 2014
Former talk show host Montel Williams is open about his feelings regarding the policies of the Texas Governor, but he found fault with the indictment and wrote a Facebook piece about it.
Newsmax columnist and Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz told the site’s Sandy Fitzgerald that he was “outraged” by the action. Dershowitz reportedly viewed the indictment as, “something that’s done in totalitarian countries and should not be done in the United States.”
However, it should be noted that not all liberals have rushed to Perry’s defense. In fact, one prominent Texas congressman, Joaquin Castro tweeted the news of the indictment and his very next tweet called for Perry to resign.
For the sake of Texas, Governor Perry should resign following his indictment on two criminal felony counts involving abuse of office.
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) August 15, 2014
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Editor’s note: This post has been updated.
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