In a series of defiant press conferences and media appearances on Monday, Perry and his legal team pledged to fight the indictment “with everything I have.” He made a full-court press on conservative media, appearing both on Sean Hannity’s radio show and calling into Red State’s Erick Erickson’s show.
A parade of potential 2016 GOP hopefuls uncharacteristically banded together in defense of the governor, with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie all speaking out in his support.
Notably absent from that parade, however, was Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who memorably sparred with the governor over Perry’s criticism of his foreign policy views last month.