As most probably already have heard, yesterday the House Republicans voted to eliminate a rule that would have required a member of their leadership to relinquish his post if indicted by a grand jury. Not coincidentally, GOP Supreme Honcho Tom DeLay is facing possible indictment for breaking Texas campaign finance laws in the 2002 elections.
So which Republicans exactly voted to condone illegal activity by their leadership? Josh Marshall has been trying to figure out the answer. With the help of his readers, he has discovered that many GOP Representatives are too ashamed to admit how they voted on this motion. In fact, while a few, the "Shays handful" as Marshall has dubbed them, admit to voting against the motion, many are silent, and many now claim that there was no vote at all.
Let's keep the pressure on and get to the bottom of this.
Sadly, it appears my representative, Henry Bonilla, not only voted in favor of pro-criminal GOP leadership, but was one of the driving forces behind it.