Austin's Morning News
Perry Will Tap Campaign Account to Pay Attorneys
Gov. Rick Perry, who has been using taxpayer dollars to pay his defense lawyers, will tap campaign funds from now on to compensate the attorneys who are fighting his felony indictments, his spokesman said Wednesday night.
Perry spokesman Felix Browne said the governor, who has blasted the indictments as a "farce," did not want to saddle taxpayers with the cost of a wrongful prosecution.
"This is an assault on the Constitution," Browne said. "We don't want it to be an assault on the taxpayers as well."