Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Tom DeLay indicted in Texas

Oh happy day!! There is a God. Just announced on FoxNews. DeLay had just been indicted for campaign fraud. No links yet.

Update: The news is hitting the internet newswire. First in is from ABC News.
WASHINGTON Sep 28, 2005 — A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, an indictment that likely will force him to step down as House majority leader.

DeLay attorney Steve Brittain said DeLay was accused of a criminal conspiracy along with two associates, John Colyandro, former executive director of a Texas political action committee formed by DeLay, and Jim Ellis, who heads DeLay's national political committee.

GOP congressional officials said the plan was for DeLay to temporarily relinquish his leadership post and Speaker Dennis Hastert will recommend that Rep. David Dreier of California step into those duties.
I'm listening to the talking heads on Fox as I post this. They're already spinning it as a partisan move by prosector Ronnie Earl. However, as someone notes, Earl been prosecuting elected leaders for years (only in Texas could that be a full-time job)and has prosecuted more Democrats than Republicans.

The WaPo weighs in and gives us this quote.
The White House, meanwhile, called DeLay a "good ally," and said President Bush still considered DeLay a friend and effective leader in Congress.
No surprise there. Bush leaves no loyal liars behind - ever.

Update: Talk Left has much more.
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Blogger Midwestern Progressive said...

Here is my question for Republican voters:

"Is this the type of person you want as the second-ranking GOP legislator in the United States House of Representatives?"

1:19:00 PM  
Blogger Taylor Kirk said...

I am so happy. This jerk redrew my district in Houston just short of my Congressman's house, so he wouldn't be able to run unless he moved.

The Latin Americanist

2:27:00 PM  

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