Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Checking Anita Perry on a family-related job claim

Anita Perry joined Rick Perry stumping in August (AP photo).
Anita Perry joined Rick Perry stumping in August (AP photo).

Speaking in South Carolina, Anita Perry sympathized with a questioner who’d lost his job, saying her son, Griffin, recently gave up his job.
   
According to a CNN account posted Oct. 14, 2011, the first lady of Texas said: "My son had to resign his job because of federal regulations that Washington has put on us."
   
"He resigned his job two weeks ago because he can't go out and campaign with his father because of SEC regulations," she said, referring to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "He has a wife. ... He's trying to start a business. So I can empathize."

We read the relevant rule, talked to experts, traded messages with Perry’s campaign and ultimately concluded it’s reasonable to say the regulation hastened Perry’s departure from Deutsche Bank. Read on.