Lawmakers Spar over DeLay Ethics Probe

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House Majority Leader Tom DeLay leaves the Capitol March 21.

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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 a House comittee say they want to begin a preliminary investigation of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX). But Democrats seem unlikely to accept the inquiry until new, lenient ethics rules are revised. They say new rules put in place by the GOP leadership were designed to protect DeLay.



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