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.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.