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GOP Lawmakers Concerned That Delay's Woes Could Taint The Party

Seems I am not the only one concerned about the underhanded nature of Tom Delay’s unethical operation in the House of Representatives. Now GOP Congressman are expressing their concern that Delay is increasingly looking like damaged goods.

In an article in the Washington Post today, a Republican political consultant, who at times has been a close Delay ally is quote as saying:

[I]f death comes from a thousand cuts, Tom DeLay is into a couple hundred, and it's getting up thereā€¦the situation is negatively fluid right now for the guy. You start hitting arteries, it only takes a couple.

The article went on to state that GOP lawmakers are becoming increasing worried that Delay's trouble might taint them by association, and that all of the bad publicity is not good for the Party, or the House.

According to the article,

[A]t least six Republicans expressed concern over the weekend about DeLay's situation. They said they do not think DeLay necessarily deserves the unwanted attention he is receiving. But they said that the volume of the revelations about his operation is becoming alarming and that they do not see how it will abate.

Posted by V. Edward Martin at March 14, 2005 8:40 AM