Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday night removed a tweet that had been sent from his account featuring a photograph of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. Perry said the posting had been "unauthorized."
The tweet in question — which appears to have originated at The Patriot Post — is a composite photograph portraying the head of Lehmberg superimposed on an ad for Dos Equis beer with this caption added: "I don't always drive drunk at 3X the legal blood alcohol limit ... but when I do, I indict Gov. Perry for calling me out about it. I am the most drunk Democrat in Texas."
The photo appeared on the Patriot Post website on August 22. It is unclear when the @GovernorPerry Twitter account posted the Lehmberg photo, but Perry tweeted "I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down" around 8:20 p.m. Sunday.
Perry was indicted by a Travis County grand jury on August 15, alleging that he abused the powers of his office by threatening to veto $3.7 million in funding for the state's public integrity unit unless Lehmberg resigned. Lehmberg had earlier pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge.
The public integrity unit, which investigates public corruption, is part of the Travis County DA's office.
KHOU 11 News media partner The Texas Tribune contributed to this report.