DeLay! Indicted!

DeLay indicted, will step aside as majority leader
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, forcing the House majority leader to temporarily relinquish his post.
DeLay’s 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.
“I have notified the speaker that I will temporarily step aside from my position as majority leader pursuant to rules of the House Republican Conference and the actions of the Travis County district attorney today,” DeLay said.

I honestly didn’t think it would happen—I figured DeLay was untouchably powerful.

8 thoughts on “DeLay! Indicted!

  1. Mason

    I love good news! This is awesome.
    And now my “6 degrees of Tom Delay” joke I use in my talks on congress will be especially good… :)

  2. Jolene

    Good news indeed! I’m hoping the Feds nail Duke Cunningham, one of our esteemed San Diego Congressmen, next. For a city that’s had a corrupt merry-go-round of councilmen and mayors (every city ought to have a “Strippergate” scandal), what can one expect next?

  3. Jolene

    Oops, that last comment was me. And any document that uses the word “shenanigans” has to have some amount of merit.

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