Wednesday, February 08, 2006
PLEASE...SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME HOW THIS CAN HAPPEN...PLEASE?
Wednesday February 8 2006
10 43 pm
DeLay named to appropriations committee
2/8/2006 5:41 PM
By: Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Indicted Texas Congressman Tom DeLay has been named to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.
The embattled Republican from Sugar Land was forced to give up his House majority post last year after being indicted in Austin.
DeLay said he's innocent of money laundering charges linked to 2002 legislative races.
He also claimed a seat on the subcommittee overseeing the Justice Department.
The agency is investigating an influence-peddling scandal involving disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his dealings with lawmakers.
The subcommittee also has responsibility over NASA, a top priority for DeLay, since Johnson Space Center is in the Houston area.
I'm just having a little trouble understanding why a man who was removed from his post because he is under indictment for MONEY LAUNDERING manages to get a spot on the appropriations committee...appropraitions...that means where the money goes. And a subcommittee overseeing the justice department?
Can you say the fix is fucking in?
How can this happen?