Lame Duck U.S. Rep. Chris Bell isn’t mincing words. He’s filed an ethics complaint against Tom Delay in the House and yesterday wrote an Op/Ed in the Houston Chronicle explaining why:
DeLay undermines small ‘d’ democracy
By U.S. REP. CHRIS BELL
U.S. Majority Leader Tom DeLay is the most corrupt politician in America.
That will not come as news to those of you who have been paying attention in recent years. But it takes on added relevance this week in the wake of formal charges I have filed against him alleging criminal conspiracy, including bribery, extortion, fraud, money laundering and abuse of power…
I don’t expect much to come of this; at least, not while the House remains under Republican control (i.e., the forseeable future.) But it’s fun to hear a politician say this in public. Via Charles Kuffner.