Texas Governor Rick Perry has turned himself in.
He went to the Travis County courthouse in Austin for booking and fingerprinting, facing felony corruption charges arising from the veto he issued last summer that stopped funding to a prosecutor investigating corruption allegations, leading to calls for his resignation.
He is believed to be now charged for abusing his power.
stemming from a veto he issued last summer that denied funding to a prosecutor that he had demanded should resign.
“If I had to do so I would veto funding for the public integrity unit again,” Perry said at a press conference before walking into the Travis County courthouse for booking.
Perry was indicted last week by a state grand jury on the charges, which he said were “nothing short of an attack on the constitutional powers of the office of governor.”