Saturday :: Jan 7, 2006

DeLay Resigns Majority Leader Post

by pessimist

'The Hammer' Falls From Leadership Post

It's been quite a fall for Tom DeLay, R-Texas, the House majority leader who formally stepped down today as he awaits trial on charges of conspiracy and money laundering. He retains his seat in Congress but reliquishes his leadership role.

And now, out come the long knives for this American Caesar:

Although DeLay had temporarily left his post, calls to replace him permanently had grown within the party.
Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., has served as acting majority leader and has indicated he'd like the post permanently, although Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., said he supports Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, who is chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., is reported to be vying for consideration, and more candidates are sure to come forward

Pass the popcorn. Watching the GOP factionalize over DeLay's bones is going to be very entertaining!

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