Potential 2016 rivals back Perry after case moves forward
Several conservatives who may face off with former Texas Gov. Rick Perry for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 expressed support for Perry after a judge ruled a criminal case against him can continue.
Perry is a 2016 contender himself, and has hinted at a run in recent months. He has said that he has been working with experts to strengthen his grasp on policy issues.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who filed Tuesday to launch a committee that can support him as he moves toward a presidential run, said that the prosecution of Perry “is outrageous and sets a dangerous precedent.”
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) January 27, 2015
“Texas liberals are grasping at straws,” he wrote on Twitter. “They could never beat Rick at the polls, and they sure won’t beat him in court.”
“The district court’s decision to allow this case to proceed is both unfortunate and wrong, and it profoundly undermines the rule of law,” he wrote in a Facebook post.