Rick Perry's Suave Mugshot: Texas Governor Grins After Turning Himself In: Photo

Celebrity News Aug. 20, 2014 AT 10:25AM
Texas Governor Rick Perry's mugshot released on August 19, 2014. Texas Governor Rick Perry's mugshot released on August 19, 2014. Credit: Reuters /HANDOUT /LANDOV

Rick Suave! Texas Governor and rumored 2016 presidential candidate Rick Perry was quite the dapper gentleman on Tuesday, Aug. 19, when he posed for his mugshot in Austin, Texas. 

Perry, 64, gave a slight closed-mouth grin in his photo, dressing up for the occasion in a black suit, white collared shirt, and blue tie. With his hair parted to the side, he did not look bothered by his legal troubles. 

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Perry continued his day after the mugshot on a sweet note, sharing a photo via Twitter of himself getting an ice cream cone at Sandy's Hamburgers in Austin, writing simply, "And then, ice cream cone at #Sandy's." 

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The politician turned himself in after being indicted on felony charges of coercion and abuse of capacity in his role as Governor. He has spoken out against the charges, calling the situation an "injustice" and adding that he plans to fight the charges "with every fiber of my being." 

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The Texas Republican found himself in hot water after eyebrows were raised over his decision to veto $7.5 million in funding for an office run by a woman named Rosemary Lehmberg, whom he reportedly wanted to resign. 

"I'm going to enter this courthouse with my head held high knowing the actions I took were not only lawful and legal, but right," Perry said on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. "We don’t resolve political disputes or policy differences by indictments. We don’t criminalize policy disagreements. We will prevail. We will prevail."

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