Updated at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has been charged with felony counts of abuse of power over his veto of funding for a public corruption office, fired back today, calling the indictment politically motivated.
"I did nothing wrong," the potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate said at a brief news conference in Austin, Texas.
"This indictment amounts to nothing more than an abuse of power, and I cannot and I will not allow that to happen," Perry told reporters.