Daily Bad News for DeLay
Another day. Another piece of bad news for DeLay. New reports indicate that House Republicans are beginning to shy away from their embattled Majority Leader. The Washington Post is reporting:
House Republican leaders, acknowledging that ethics disputes are taking a heavy toll on the party's image, decided yesterday to rescind a controversial rule change that led to the three-month shutdown of the ethics committee, according to officials who participated in the talks.
The Post goes on to report that this rule change will be followed by further investigations into Tom DeLay’s questionable overseas trips paid for by a Washington lobbyist.
The Republican Party is right to rescind the rule changes. They simply can’t let DeLay’s ethics issues go unquestioned. But it will be interesting to see how strenuously the Majority Leader is investigated. Is this new development just a political calculation, or is the party turning on DeLay?