Perry Promises to Fight Feds Over Voter ID, WHP

During an interview on Fox News this morning, Gov. Rick Perry promised to fight the federal government on two fronts: on the Department of Justice's rejection of Texas' voter ID law, and on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' decision to stop funding Texas' Women's Health Program over the state's plan to exclude abortion affiliates like Planned Parenthood.

Perry said there is fraudulent election activity in Texas and he is willing to take the state's grievances to the U.S. Supreme Court. He also reiterated his intention to find money to keep Women's Health Program services in place in Texas, though he did not offer any specifics on where that funding would come from.

"We're having to spend a lot of money and time protecting our right to make sovereign decisions from this administration," Perry said, calling the "strings" attached to clean air, election and health laws an "extreme" violation of states' rights.

Anchor Bill Hemmer also asked Perry about life off the campaign trail.

"We're still engaged in the dialogue. We're just fighting on a different front," Perry responded.

Watch the video below.

 

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