Chi Trib to DeLay: Step Aside

Ow. I mean, OWW.

Even when DeLay apologized for lashing out at what he had called an “arrogant, out-of-control, unaccountable” federal judiciary, he didn’t say he was wrong. He only said he didn’t express himself clearly. He still wants Congress to look into judicial activism.

The problem for Republicans is that DeLay’s troubles only seem to mount, and the notion that he’s the victim of a Democratic Party/liberal media witch hunt just doesn’t hold water. DeLay was admonished by the House Ethics Committee three times last year. That would be the Republican-controlled House Ethics Committee.

For the good of his party, DeLay needs to answer the questions that dog him about campaign contributions and lobbyist-paid trips and nepotism hires–and step aside as majority leader.

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