Monday, April 03, 2006

No More DeLay

Tom DeLay has not only stated he will not seek re-election as a congressman for Sugarland, TX, but he will also step down from his congressional seat.
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), a primary architect of the House Republican majority who became one of the most powerful and feared leaders in Washington, told House allies Monday night he will step down from the House rather than face a reelection fight that appears increasingly unwinnable.

The decision came just three days after his former deputy chief of staff, Tony C. Rudy, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and corruption charges, telling federal prosecutors of a criminal enterprise being run out of DeLay's leadership offices. Rudy's plea agreement did not implicate DeLay in any illegal activities, but by placing the influence-buying efforts of disgraced Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff directly in DeLay's operation, the former aide may have made an already difficult reelection bid all but out of reach. WaPo
According to Brian Wilson of Fox News, he will step down in late spring or early summer after finishing some of his projects.

And you know the Dems will be all over this "like flies on poop" with their standard lament these days of "Culture of Corruption" so be prepared for the whining to commence.

Tags: politics, DeLay, Congress

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