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Did Rick Perry Just Drunk Tweet?

Rick Perry Twitter Post

Texas Governor Rick Perry Posted an Unflattering Meme of Democrat District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg

Texas Governor and former Presidental candidate Rick Perry just can’t stop with the gaffes. This time it’s on twitter.

Sunday night, Governor Rick Perry tweeted an insulting meme of Democratic district attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. Lehmberg is at the center of Perry’s indictment on felony exploitation of power charges.

The meme has a photo of a wide-eyed Lehmberg with the quote, “I don’t always drive drunk at 3X the legal blood alcohol limit…but when I do, I indict Gov. Perry for calling me out about it. I am the most drunk Democrat in Texas.”

Lehmberg plead guilty to driving drunk in April 2013 and did a few weeks of jail time. She did not resign from her position.

Perry’s tweet was immediately retweeted more than 600 times. Perry later deleted the tweet, posting an apology.

“A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized,” he wrote from his twitter account around 9 p.m. Sunday. “I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down.”

Perry, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, was indicted last month by a state grand for his decision to veto funding for a public corruption investigative unit for Lehmberg’s office.

Perry said that he wouldn’t support such an initiative “when the person charged with ultimate responsibility of that unit has lost the public’s confidence.”

This tweet is just the latest in a long line of gaffes from Perry whose most notable gaffe is likely his declaration of ‘Oops’ upon failing to recall the 3 federal agencies he would like to eliminate during a 2012 Presidential debate.

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