Blunt Steps In as House Majority Leader
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
We're listening to NPR's Andrea Seabrook, who covers Congress.
And, Andrea, a couple of other questions here. You've interviewed Tom DeLay in the past and closely followed him since. How does he respond under pressure?
ANDREA SEABROOK reporting:
I have never seen him back down in any way or really even, you know, show contrition, apologize for things that might warrant it. I mean, to the contrary, DeLay has built his whole career around dealing with tense situations. This is a man who was famous for being such an excellent whip. DeLay, in many ways, thrives on just this kind of pressure.
INSKEEP: Andrea, thanks very much.
SEABROOK: You're welcome.
INSKEEP: NPR's Andrea Seabrook has covered one key personality in this story.