After Travis County commissioners approved funding Tuesday to keep the Public Integrity Unit going, District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg chided the governor for yanking the unit’s state dollars amid a political power play.
“In April, I made a huge mistake,” Lehmberg, referring to her drunken driving arrest and conviction, told reporters after commissioners voted Tuesday. “I have worked steadfastly to regain the confidence of the community, and I’m going to continue to do that. But it is not Rick Perry’s job to fire me or to remove me. (The veto is) unconstitutional, and it’s probably illegal.”
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