Huff Post currently has this as their top story, but we thought we’d run it too since it’s been buried elsewhere:
DeLay, R-Texas, … claimed a seat on the subcommittee overseeing the Justice Department, which is currently investigating an influence-peddling scandal involving disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his dealings with lawmaker
Can anyone say “conflict of interest.” To make matters worse, Repubs have also given Delay a cushy seat on the Appropriations Committee. Bill Burton, spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, has this to say:
“Allowing Tom DeLay to sit on a committee in charge of giving out money is like putting Michael Brown back in charge of FEMA ‚Äî Republicans in Congress just can’t seem to resist standing by their man,”
Evidently, the GOP doesn’t remember that Delay was just arrested, fingerprinted, and released on $10000 bail for conspiracy charges related to his own appropriations. Read the whole, disturbing article here.