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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher on Governor Greg Abbott’s Pardon of Convicted Murderer Daniel Perry

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement after Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a pardon for Daniel Perry, who was convicted of murdering U.S. Air Force veteran Garrett Foster during a 2020 Black Lives Matter demonstration for racial justice:

“Governor Abbott’s decision to pardon convicted murderer Daniel Perry is outrageous.  This pardon is an affront to our fellow Texans and our system of justice, which promises equal justice under the law.  The power to pardon is one that should be used to promote justice, not undermine it.  Governor Abbott has abused his power and has failed Texans with this act.”