Tom's Unethical Band
In case anyone was wondering why Republicans on the House ethics committee would want to protect a lizard like Tom DeLay, The Peach recommends a look at this report. It seems that all five Republican members received campaign donations from DeLay's PAC, Americans for a Republican Majority. The list points out that Rep. Melissa Hart (R-PA), who would chair a panel to investigate DeLay if the committe moves forward, received $15,000 from the group.
The report also discloses that two of the Republican members, Tom Cole of Oklahoma and Lamar Smith of Texas, contributed to DeLay's defense fund. When asked about the apparent impropriety of it all, Rep. Hart responded that it's "just normal" for leaders to contribute to campaigns.
Normal? The Peach questions how these memebers can responsibly scrutinize the actions of someone that contributed to their war chests. It's no wonder they are going out of their way to protect this criminal.