DALLAS, Texas (CNN) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday shook up the ranks of a state commission that is probing whether a man executed in 2004 belonged on death row, forcing the commission to delay a scheduled hearing on the case.
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I have witnessed some pretty outrageous conduct by elected officials, but this action by Governor Perry is way over the top. Meddling with the commission just days before a public hearing on the execution of an innocent person (based on the evidence presented thus far) is reminiscent of the infamous "Saturday Night Massacre" during the Nixon Administration.
What is Governor Perry trying to hide? If he has an ounce of integrity left, he should resign as governor. If he does not, I hope the Texas legislature takes action against him.