Gov. Rick Perry Asks To Miss Court Date, Cites Overseas Trip | KERA News

Gov. Rick Perry Asks To Miss Court Date, Cites Overseas Trip

Sep 22, 2014

Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to skip his next scheduled court appearance because he'll be out of the country.

In a motion Monday, Perry's attorneys asked the judge to let him miss an Oct. 13 pretrial hearing due to "long-standing plans to be in Europe" all that week. The motion says that if Perry has to appear, the hearing should be delayed until at least a day after he returns on Oct 19. An Austin grand jury indicted last month Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for threatening to veto state funding for a public corruption investigative unit. Perry issued the promised veto after a Democratic district attorney refused to resign following her drunken driving conviction. That drew an ethics complaint from a left-leaning watchdog group.