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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

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 Republicans ditch ethics rules to assist DeLay

In 1993, House Republicans adopted the rule that requires a party leader to surrender his or her post if indicted by any grand jury, federal or state. This action was intended to underscore the ethics problems of Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.), then-chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.

In the modern GOP, by contrast, power trumps the rule of law. The ends justify the (illegal) means:
House Republicans plan to change their rules in order to allow members indicted by state prosecutors to remain in a leadership post, a move designed to benefit Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) in case he is charged by a Texas grand jury that has indicted three of his political associates, GOP leaders said today.

The rules change, which leaders said is likely to be adopted Wednesday, comes as House Republicans return to Washington indebted to DeLay for the enhanced majority they won in this month's elections. DeLay led an aggressive redistricting effort in Texas last year that resulted in five Democratic House members retiring or losing reelection. It also triggered the grand jury inquiry into fundraising efforts related to the state legislature's redistricting actions.

1 Comments:

Blogger trueforyou said...

as to tom delay,,,,,the democrats needs to tell people what his problem is,,,,,and what crimes he may be part of. This is not clear. They have money left over from the presidentail campaign to use to publish what the moral issues are.......they should not let the republicans off the hook,,,,,they should be more vocal....about tom delay....and publish all the votes,,,by those who support him,,,

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