DeLay Letter Rejects Bribery Accusations
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
(SNN Sugar Land, TX) Wishing to reassure his supporters that he had not yet been found guilty of any wrongdoing, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay sent a letter to his chief supporters Monday, telling them “Democrats have made clear that their only agenda is the politics of personal destruction, and the criminalization of politics.”
More conservative Republican congressmen have asked that DeLay answer the allegations
DeLay has been charged with taking bribes of gifts and money in exchange for legislation, breaking house rules, and being a dick. He said the charges against him constituted the "Democrats agenda.” Despite DeLay’s insistence that he is the target of a Democratic conspiracy, some of the more conservative Republican congressmen have asked that he answer the allegations. However it should be noted that DeLay has been given strong support from Trent Lott and Karl Rove, making him look much more guilty.
DeLay went on to say that he had never been found guilty of violating a rule by the House Rules committee, whose rules were re-written by the Republican majority specifically to protect DeLay. Furthermore, he pointed out that he had never been accused of breaking any laws, such as three of his close associates in the Texans for a Republican Majority had. Finally, he addressed the three times he was admonished by the House ethics committee in 2004. DeLay reminds the reader that an admonishment does not mean that he was found breaking any rules, only that the rules committee found it necessary to ask him not to break any rules again.
Admonishment does not mean that he was found breaking any rules
DeLay went on to write, "It should come as no surprise that following the 2004 election-year attacks on the president that the Democrats, their syndicate of third-party organizations … and the legion of Democrat-friendly press would turn their attention to trying to retake Congress." By the end, it had taken DeLay over 2400 words to explain all the things he hadn’t done wrong.
DeLay’s letter concluded that while the Congressman firmly believed in defending his position and, by extension, the Republican Majority, it may be hard for him to find time to do so. However, the letter assured supporters that he might find time for this important and worthwhile action if they were able to make a significant donation.