Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:20 PM
maddezmom (133,522 posts)
Paul Ryan's Jack Abramoff And Tom DeLay Connections Likely To Draw New Scrutiny
WASHINGTON -- As Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has served more than a decade in Congress, President Barack Obama and his allies will surely be scouring his extensive voting record, if they haven't done so already. But along with key votes, the Democrats have begun to highlight some of the questionable relationships that Ryan has acquired during his time in Washington. Among them, expect to see a re-examination of Ryan's ties to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
The pro-Obama super PAC American Bridge has already unveiled an opposition research book about Ryan that documents the Republican's ties to those symbols of Washington excess. Information pulled from the book and elsewhere shows that Ryan was an ardent defender of DeLay.
One year before DeLay was indicted on conspiracy and money laundering charges, Ryan called the attacks "gutter politics at its worst," according to the Washington Post. And added: "You're going to see a big rallying around Tom."
For that remark, a columnist for the Wisconsin State Journal wrote that Ryan had "put his head in the sand." But Ryan only stepped up his defense of DeLay.
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Sun Aug 12, 2012, 01:46 AM
Douglas Carpenter (17,572 posts)
3. this is a story that needs traction
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