Syndicated Columnists

August 26, 2014 6:24 PM

Leonard Pitts Jr.: The veto and an unsettling trend involving Gov. Rick Perry and politics

Gov. Rick Perry called on district attorney of Travis County, Democrat Rosemary Lehmberg, who oversees the state public integrity unit, to resign, perhaps so that he might appoint a friendly Republican successor to head an agency that has been a thorn in his backside. Lehmberg refused, so Perry vetoed $7.5 million in state funding for the integrity unit.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

KU freshman Josh Jackson runs through shooting drills 0:38

KU freshman Josh Jackson runs through shooting drills

Highlights from KU camp scrimmage 0:55

Highlights from KU camp scrimmage

KU's Cheick Diallo discusses season debut 1:02

KU's Cheick Diallo discusses season debut

Father of former rower who alleged she was sexually assaulted in dorm says KU must change now 2:15

Father of former rower who alleged she was sexually assaulted in dorm says KU must change now

KU's Josh Jackson on being labeled a one-and-done 0:32

KU's Josh Jackson on being labeled a one-and-done

James Naismith's rules of basketball on display at KU 2:23

James Naismith's rules of basketball on display at KU

KU's Carlton Bragg and Cheick Diallo interview each other about deodorant 0:31

KU's Carlton Bragg and Cheick Diallo interview each other about deodorant

Kansas coach Bill Self on Jayhawks' win over Iowa State 4:03

Kansas coach Bill Self on Jayhawks' win over Iowa State

Share Video

Editor's Choice Videos