Tom Delay Honorably Backs Down from Leadership Position

Tom Delay does the admirable thing for the Republican Party at this time by announcing he will back down from his leadership post.


“During my time in Congress, I have always acted in an ethical manner within the rules of our body and the laws of our land,” the Texas lawmaker told fellow Republicans in a letter informing them of his decision. “I cannot allow our adversaries to divide and distract our attention.”

Tom Delay
January 7, 2006

Republicans had called for him to step down.

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