Posted at 08:31 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Anita Perry: Obama administration cost my son his job

First, Anita Perry said that her family has been “brutalized” by the press, and now she is blaming President Obama’s administration for costing her son his job. According to a CNN story, Texas’ first lady said that her son “had to resign his job because of federal regulations that Washington has put on us.”


Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry tries a vegetarian corndog as he walks with his wife Anita Perry. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) (Scott Olson - GETTY IMAGES)

“He resigned his job two weeks ago because he can’t go out and campaign with his father because of SEC regulations,” she continued, referring to the Securities and Exchange Commission. “He has a wife... he’s trying to start a business. So I can empathize.”

“My son lost his job because of this administration,” she said a few minutes later.

According to several reports, Perry’s son, Griffin worked as an investment banker at Deutche Bank before voluntarily resigning his job two weeks ago to work on his father’s presidential campaign. SEC regulations stipulate that it’s illegal to be an investment advisor and work on a campaign.

Perry’s comments came as her husband tries to jumpstart his flagging campaign. He gave a speech Friday on job creation where he vowed that he would curtail environmental regulations as President. Anita Perry has been in South Carolina, an early primary state, over the last few days campaigning for her husband.

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