Governor Perry Rejects Handshake with Mr. Obama


Published 07/08 2014 09:58AM

Updated 07/08 2014 04:44PM

Gov. Rick Perry says he's declined an offer to greet President Barack Obama when he arrives in the Texas capitol on Wednesday.

Instead, the Republican says he'd like a "substantive meeting" with the president on the immigration crisis.

In a letter to the White House on Monday, Gov. Perry turned down what he called "a quick handshake on the tarmac."

But Perry said he'd be willing to rearrange his schedule to discuss "the humanitarian and national security crises" on the Texas-Mexico border.

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