Thursday, August 21, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Give Major Speech at Heritage Foundation

Today (August 21) Texas Governor Rick Perry will give a speech at the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation at an event titled "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration."

Here is more from the Heritage Foundation's blog, The Daily Signal:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, under indictment on two felony counts, is in the nation’s capital today to deliver a speech at The Heritage Foundation about the border crisis plaguing his state.
Perry, who has been active and outspoken about immigration, will deliver his remarks at noon (available via live webcast). He’ll also no doubt face questions on the felony charges against him alleging that he abused his power by threatening to veto funding for a Democratic district attorney.
The potential Republican presidential candidate was indicted by a grand jury Friday on charges he abused his office and tried to coerce an elected official to resign.

ABC News says that the think tank speech will give Gov. Perry the opportunity to test his messaging after being indicted on abuse-of-power charges.  The National Interest suggests that Perry is going to Heritage to help his potential presidential bid.

The Heritage Foundation is a popular stop for conservative leaders, politicians, and presidential candidates both inside and outside of Washington.

This year, Heritage Foundation was ranked as the 17th best think tank in the world by the University of Pennsylvania's think tank rankings.  It was rated as the 8th best think tank in the United States.