House Leaders Offer to Open DeLay Ethics Probe

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House Majority Leader Tom DeLay leaves the Capitol March 21.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay leaves the Capitol March 21. Corbis hide caption

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DeLay Responds

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has sent a letter to friends and supporters in response to the allegations of ethics violations against him. Read his letter below:

Republicans on the House Ethics Committee say they are prepared to open an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

The committee, which is evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, has yet to meet in this session of Congress because of a battle over rules. Democrats object to a change Republicans made in rules involving the launch of investigations, a change they say protects DeLay.

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