Below is a Texas statute used to indict Texas Governor Rick Perry who vetoed tax dollars going to the department of a corrupt, drunk, county prosecutor, Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, a Democrat, who Governor Perry wanted removed from office.
It is a pretty simple read:
Sec. 36.03. COERCION OF PUBLIC SERVANT OR VOTER. (a) A person commits an offense if by means of coercion he:
(1) influences or attempts to influence a public servant in a specific exercise of his official power or a specific performance of his official duty or influences or attempts to influence a public servant to violate the public servant's known legal duty; or
(2) influences or attempts to influence a voter not to vote or to vote in a particular manner.
(b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor unless the coercion is a threat to commit a felony, in which event it is a felony of the third degree.
(c) It is an exception to the application of Subsection (a)(1) of this section that the person who influences or attempts to influence the public servant is a member of the governing body of a governmental entity, and that the action that influences or attempts to influence the public servant is an official action taken by the member of the governing body. For the purposes of this subsection, the term "official action" includes deliberations by the governing body of a governmental entity.
Governor Rick Perry just happens to be the head of the office of the Governor of the State of Texas and in that capacity is exempt from this statute.
Or think of it this way:
If a governor of Texas can be indicted for using a veto, why can’t the Travis County Prosecutor be indicted for falsely charging and indicting former US Senator Kay Hutchinson, Congressman Tom Delay or Governor Rick Perry?
The Travis County Prosecutor’s Office under Ronnie Earle had both cases against Hutchinson and Delay thrown out for lack of evidence. After the damage was done
It seems this single Texas County has the ability, because it has the liberal, progressive, corrupt, City of Austin in it, to sway the political landscape of the entire State of Texas on a whim.
It’s almost as bad as New Hampshire where four non-residents, the NH ACLU, and the League of Liberal Woman Voters shop for crooked judges in a county that does not have the State Capitol in it so they can invent a right for non-residents to vote here.