|Rosemary Lehmberg arrest photo from video|
Generally speaking, Democrats place themselves above the law, above rights and liberties of others; unless, of course, it is a person that does not belong to the Democratic Party of the United States. President Nixon tried to coverup Watergate and committed perjury; which Democrats immediately put together charges in a plan for impeachment hearings. President William Clinton had sexual relations with a young intern in his workplace (no outcry from the usual feminists), the White House Oval Office, lied on public television to the American people as well as in sworn testimony. He did not resign like Nixon, but instead underwent impeachment proceedings, where the US Senate would not provide enough votes for impeachment. Now, this president with several scandals in his administration, one causing the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and US personnel, remains untouched and still using his executive order pen to bypass the US Congress when they do not do what he wants.Rosemary Lehmberg is the district attorney for Travis County, Texas, who was stopped in April 2013 because a witness called 911 describing her driving erratically. As the following video shows the officers that stopped were polite and afforded her the opportunity to show she was not too intoxicated to drive. While providing this determination, they found an open bottle of vodka in her vehicle.
A poll indicates that 73% of the voters want her removed from office or resign.
After her arrest and booking, she was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.239 – three times the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle – hours later. Her belligerent behavior at the police station was video taped, probably to prove there was no wrong doing by officers on duty since the person arrested was a district attorney.
She blames the police, then and now, that they destroyed her political career. Her actions caused officers to strap her to a chair in restraint that included leg irons.
Lehmberg was charged a fine and sentenced to 45 days in jail. She obviously had a drinking problem because subpoenaed receipts showed she had bought 72 bottles of Cirroc vodka in a 15-month period – and those receipts were just from one liquor store. There were receipts for liquor in other stores in the same period. Lehmberg pleaded guilty. She only served half of those 45 days and kept her job.
Typical Democrat putting the blame on police for “ruining her entire political career” instead of herself and her behavior not becoming a district attorney. Would the people really want such a person holding office?
Governor Rick Perry of Texas demanded that Lehmberg resign. She refused to do so, so Governor Perry threatened last summer to veto a $7.5 million state funding for a public corruption unit in Travis County if she did not resign. She refused, so Governor Perry would not sign the bill.
Last Friday, Governor Perry was indicted on two counts for his actions in getting Lehmberg to resign. The Democrats accuse the governor of using his powers of office for political reasons – how original for a political entity that does it all the time. The charges are abuse of official capacity (felony) and coercion of a public servant (felony).
Anyone watching the videos of the misconduct of a district attorney who is supposed to uphold law can readily see that Lehmberg should not be holding such a position, or any position within law enforcement. The prosecution and the grand jury have taken action that is political, against a governor's constitutional right to veto.
Sarah Rumpf wrote an article that calls the indictment of the Governor of Texas as a “Political Payback”. She wrote:
The Texas Local Government Code, in Chapter 87, allows public officials like district attorneys to be removed from office for "incompetency, official misconduct, habitual drunkenness, or other causes defined by law." The 1987 revision to the law added a single incidence of intoxication on or off duty as a potential cause for removal. However, because Lehmberg is a Democrat, elected in Travis County, one of the most Democratic-heavy areas of the state, and Governor Perry, a Republican, would be able to pick her replacement, other Democrats quickly rallied to her defense. Other prosecutors who worked under Lehmberg publicly supported her remaining in office, as did State Senator Kirk Watson (D-Austin). … Texas law clearly grants the governor the power to veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit and many other agencies, but Democrats supporting Lehmberg howled in protest. The Travis County District Attorney’s office has a long history of politically-motivated prosecutions, including the 2005 indictment of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay for alleged campaign finance violations. DeLay’s convictions were completely overturned and he was acquitted after an appeal to the Third District Texas Court of Appeals in 2013—too late to save his political career.
Lehmberg is presently facing more legal troubles, an ethics complaint being filed last week.
Anyone can see this person is not fit to hold public office and requires professional help.
Coming from a political entity whose major theme is “fairness” - it is unfair for a person holding political office have different standards of ethics and personal conduct above any other citizen – no matter what political club they belong to.