Move clears way for election of new House leadership amid scandal
MSNBC News Services
Updated: 8:18 p.m. ET Jan. 7, 2006
“During my time in Congress, I have always acted in an ethical manner within the rules of our body and the laws of our land,” the
Still, referring to criminal charges he faces in his home state, he added, “I cannot allow our adversaries to divide and distract our attention.”
DeLay temporarily gave up his leadership post after he was charged, but always insisted he would reclaim his duties after clearing his name.