Wednesday, June 16, 2004

...and the chickens come home to roost.

Ethics complaint filed against DeLay

wow. someone dared rebel against the Republican Congressional Machine? sweet. and that someone is Rep. Chris Bell of the Houston area, Texas.

""It's my opinion Mr. DeLay is the most corrupt politician in America today," Rep. Chris Bell of Texas said after filing the complaint, which stretches to 187 pages, including copies of tax forms, newspaper articles and other supporting material.


The complaint is three-pronged. It accuses DeLay of wrongdoing in his dealings with Westar Energy Corp., which contributed money to Republicans, the complaint alleges, in the hopes of getting "a seat at the table" on pending legislation. It also accuses DeLay of illegally funneling corporate contributions to candidates for state offices in Texas. Finally, it alleges DeLay used his influence to get the Federal Aviation Administration to help track a plane carrying Texas Democratic legislators as they fled the state to derail a vote on redistricting.

"The credibility of this great institution is under attack," Bell said, explaining why he filed the complaint. "This attack on Congress comes in the form of serious criminal acts including bribery, extortion, fraud, money laundering and the abuse of power."

DeLay denied the charges."



as someone who worked day and night to cheat Texas out of as much Democratic party representation as possible, he can't possibly be surprised.

"Bell, whose district includes communities south and east of Houston, said he expects Republicans to retaliate against him personally.

"I do not underestimate the dangers and political risks involved in asking for an investigation of the very powerful majority leader. I expect the full wrath of Mr. DeLay's attack machine," Bell said.


DeLay accused Bell of filing the complaint because he is "bitter" about his primary loss in a congressional district that was redrawn with DeLay's help."

ayup. might have something to do with it, you crooked anti-democracy, anti-american cheater.

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