Two Republicans on the House ethics committee will not participate in any investigation of Majority Leader Tom DeLay because they contributed to DeLay's legal defense funds, the committee's chairman said Wednesday.Granted they don't seem to have too strong a grasp of the concept of "conflict of interest" but they still did the right thing.
Rep. Doc Hastings said the committee members — Reps. Lamar Smith of Texas and Tom Cole of Oklahoma — agreed that the past contributions "raised doubts — however unwarranted — about whether those members would be able to judge fairly allegations of impropriety against Mr. DeLay."
Thursday, May 05, 2005
zoe kentucky | Thursday, May 05, 2005 |