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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:29 PM
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Chris Bell Speaks Out on DeLay Indictment (Filed Original Ethic Complaint)
Chris Bell, a former Democratic congressman from Texas, was ousted in DeLay-engineered redistricting after filing an ethics complaint against the Republican leader. DeLay was subsequently admonished twice by the Ethics Committee.

Bell's complaint included the charge for which DeLay has been indicted. DeLay's Texas political action committee (TRMPAC) accepted $155,000 from companies and placed the money in an account, from which a $190,000 check was drawn to the Republican National Committee. Such a move is illegal under campaign finance law.

"That was the one count that the Ethics Committee left pending," Bell said. "They handed down two admonishments, but then they left the allegations regarding TRMPAC pending action by the Travis County Grand Jury. Hopefully this will provide the impetus for the ethics committee to now move forward on that count."

At some point Mr DeLay needs to look in the mirror to see whos responsible for his hardships," he said. "They say that hes been such a powerful member and a powerful conservative. Mr DeLay conducts his business in a highly questionable fashion and thats why I think hes the most corrupt politician in America today.

He'd be a great change for Texas as our new Governor. :patriot:
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