Politics

Even Liberals Think Rick Perry’s Indictment Looks ‘Sketchy’

Even liberals find Rick Perry’s indictment for allegedly abusing his power hard to swallow.

Since a grand jury indicted Perry Friday, conservatives have largely dismissed the charges as being part of a political witch-hunt against the Republican Texas governor, who is considering a 2016 presidential run. But what’s most surprising is that many prominent liberals have taken to Twitter to express befuddlement over the indictment as well. (READ: Rick Perry Indicted For Targeting Drunk-Driving DA)

David Axelrod, the architect of President Barack Obama’s two presidential campaigns, tweeted that he found the indictment “pretty sketchy.”

 

Jonathan Chait, the liberal New York magazine writer, tweeted he couldn’t figure out “what law [Perry] broke.”

Liberal MSNBC host Ari Melber, who holds a law degree from Cornell University, tweeted the indictment appeared to be “a major overreach.”

Liberal MSNBC.com writer Timothy Noah declared, “Texas Democrats: I think you just messed up big time.”

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