Delay indicted in campaign finance probe

The AP is reporting:

WASHINGTON – A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, forcing the House majority leader to temporarily relinquish his post.

DeLay, 58, was accused of a criminal conspiracy along with two associates, John Colyandro, former executive director of a Texas political action committee formed by DeLay, and Jim Ellis, who heads DeLay’s national political committee.

“I have notified the speaker that I will temporarily step aside from my position as majority leader pursuant to rules of the House Republican Conference and the actions of the Travis County district attorney today,” DeLay said in a statement.

Michelle Malkin has more, including info about the already-starting attacks against the man suggested by House Speaker Dennis Hastert to replace Delay: Rep. David Dreier R- district 26 (California).

If Delay has done something wrong here, you won’t find me defending him.  As the President says, we should let the legal process work.

PM Update: Check my latest post at Blogs For Bush for more thoughts on this.

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