Before entering the courthouse, Perry delivered a fervent statement about his indictment.
"I’m here today I believe in the rule of law. I’m here today because I did the right thing," he began, assuring his supporters that he would enter the courthouse with his "head held high."
Perry called his indictment "nothing short of an attack on the constitutional powers of the office of Governor."
"There are important fundamental issues at stake," he said during his statement, which started to sound more like a rally. "I’m going to fight this injustice with every fiber of my being, and we will prevail!"
And once Perry left the courthouse, he got some ice cream:
And then, ice cream cone at #Sandy's pic.twitter.com/rDYW6HvoS5
— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) August 19, 2014