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Jeb Bush calls indictment against Rick Perry 'ridiculous'

Jeb Bush tweet


Jeb Bush tweet



Jeb Bush says the indictment against Gov. Rick Perry of Texas seems "politically motivated and ridiculous."

Bush wrote that in a tweet on Saturday afternoon as Perry was dealing with the allegations he used his power to pressure a district attorney to resign.

"The indictment of @GovernorPerry seems politically motivated and ridiculous," Bush wrote. "Major overreach and an encroachment on his veto authority."

Perry, who, like Bush, could run for president, tweeted back: "@JebBush Thank you for your support."

[Last modified: Sunday, August 17, 2014 9:23pm]


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