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.