Liberal Democrat and Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz is not happy with the recent indictment of Governor Rick Perry by Democrat lawyers in Texas.
“The two statutes under which he was indicted are reminiscent of the old Soviet Union — you know, abuse of authority. The idea of indicting him because he threatened to veto spending unless a district attorney who was caught drinking and driving resigned, that’s not anything for a criminal indictment. That’s a political issue.”
“Right now, we are seeing it. It’s beginning to spread. And that’s why it’s so important to put a stop to it now, and to say the criminal law is reserved for real crimes, not for political differences where a party in power or out of power gets revenge against the other party. That’s just not the way to use the criminal justice [system].”
Javier Manjarres, managing editor of The Shark Tank added, “They know he’s running for president. They want to muck up the political waters with him. There’s no downside of this for him. They’re going after him for something ridiculous because of what he did. And what he did was right.”