DeLay Indictment

Look what happens when there’s no hurricane news to cover.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been indicted on one count of criminal conspiracy by a Texas grand jury, according to Travis County clerk’s office.

Indictment document

Drudge

TOM DELAY SAYS HE WILL STEP ASIDE AS HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER FOLLOWING INDICTMENT: ‘I have notified the Speaker that I will temporarily step aside from my position as majority leader pursuant to rules of the House Republican Conference and the actions of the Travis County District Attorney today’ …

Defiant

A defiant DeLay insisted he was innocent and called the prosecutor a “fanatic.”

“I have done nothing wrong … I am innocent,” DeLay told a Capitol Hill news conference in which he criticized the prosecutor, Ronnie Earle, repeatedly. DeLay called Earle an “unabashed partisan zealot” and a “fanatic.”

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