Wednesday, April 27, 2005

DeLay 2 - Rot Spreading From Within

The rot of sin, corruption, lies and greed begins at the center and spreads to all of the devil's friends.

Donations link DeLay, ethics panel

USA Today
April 27, 2005

WASHINGTON -- All five Republicans on the House ethics committee have financial links to Tom DeLay that could raise conflict-of-interest issues should the panel investigate the GOP majority leader.

Public campaign-finance records show DeLay's leadership political action committee (PAC) gave $15,000 to the campaign of Rep. Melissa Hart, R-Pa. -- $10,000 in 2000 and $5,000 in 2002. Hart would chair a panel to investigate DeLay if the committee moves forward with a probe.

The same political committee, Americans for a Republican Majority, also has donated to the campaigns of ethics chairman Doc Hastings of Washington, Judy Biggert of Illinois and Tom Cole of Oklahoma. They are among scores of Republicans DeLay has contributed to. Cole and the fifth panel Republican, Lamar Smith of Texas, contributed to DeLay's legal defense fund.

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