Republicans in the House Ethics Committee are ready to investigate Tom DeLay.
Republicans on the House ethics committee said today that they were ready to open an investigation into Representative Tom DeLay of Texas, one of the House’s most powerful members, to deflate Democrats’ charges that Republicans are trying to protect Mr. DeLay.
And of course Congressman Hastings is completely unbiased.
Mr. Hastings said today that he and his party colleagues were eager to go ahead counter “an outrageous and completely baseless claim” by Democrats that Republicans changed some committee procedures to shield the majority leader.
Mr. Hastings declined repeatedly to answer questions on whether he had conferred with Mr. DeLay before announcing the Republicans’ intention to go ahead.
“I talk to Mr. DeLay on a regular basis,” he said.