For the second time in a week, the House ethics committee Wednesday night admonished House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, this time for engaging in fund-raising activities that created the appearance of impropriety, and for using his position to exert undue influence over a federal agency.I can't imagine they are any happier now that he's been slapped on the wrist a second time. Also notice how despite not having time to debate important issues of the people, the Republicans have time to remain past normal hours to admonish DeLay so that the event is outside the normal news cycle.
Already, at least one good-government group is calling for DeLay to step down. On Wednesday, before the committee released its report, Judicial Watch - - a conservative public interest group -- called on DeLay to resign his position as majority leader, citing last week's rebuke in the case involving Rep. Nick Smith, R-Mich.
Thursday, October 07, 2004
Conservative Group Calls for DeLay to Step Down
It's about time.