Rick Perry caught lying about election texts in most Rick Perry way imaginable

On Monday, CNN published a staggering 2,319 text messages that former President Donald Trump‘s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows received and sent between Election Day 2020 and President Joe Biden‘s inauguration on January 20, 2021.

The texts add clarity to the GOP’s behind-the-scenes strategy to attempt to overturn Biden’s electoral victory, as well as the party’s reaction to the violence that ensued on January 6.

Even before the election was called, Meadows’ phone was blowing up with election fraud conspiracies, strategies for challenging the results and words of encouragement for the administration.

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Though the texts were just made public, CNN previously reported that among the messages was one from former Trump administration Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Perry adamantly denied the reporting at the time.

Well, wouldn’t you know it, not only is there a text about a “silver bullet” to overturn the election sent from Perry’s phone just before the race was called, it’s actually signed “Rick Perry.”

“We have the data driven program that can clearly show where the fraud was committed. This is the silver bullet. Rick Perry,” Perry texted.

Folks had a lot to say about this ultimate dad move: