ntang (ntang) wrote,
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Republicans: What's a little indictment between friends?

Republican members of the House voted today to change party rules to allow Tom DeLay to get indicted on corruption charges and still remain as majority leader.

Yes... you read that right... they decided to allow him (or any other future leader) to retain their post even if indicted for criminal corruption. Of course, at some point (say, when jail time was imposed) he'd probably have to step down, since it's awfully hard to rule with an iron fist from within prison walls (hard, but not impossible) and I doubt if they'd want to go through that trouble.

Sigh. It's amazing, every time you think the party has sunk as low as it can go, they find a way to get even lower. This is the party of moral values?

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/11/17/delay.ap/index.html

Update: Great quote:
"And I think, frankly, we should adopt the rule the Democrats have prospectively, which I think is a sound rule that once indicted you step down." - Newt Gingrich, 7/26/93

Found here: http://www.prospect.org/weblog/archives/2004/11/index.html#004834
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