Magazine article The Spectator

DeLay Response

Magazine article The Spectator

DeLay Response

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Sir: I nearly fell out of my chair when I read Douglas Murray's egregrious whitewash of Tom DeLay ('A thoughtful man at the eye of the storm', 10 November). Murray suggests that the reason for DeLay's indictment on criminal charges was 'the inevitable blow-back for what the Republicans had put a Democratic president through' and that 'the charges brought against him follow directly from that particularly personalised tone which Republicans set during the Clinton years'.

In fact, DeLay was indicted by a Texas grand jury, and it is tendentious to argue that this is about Democrat blow-back or revenge.

Republicans control all statewide Texas offices, both houses of the state legislature and have a majority in the Texas congressional delegation.

The people of Texas are largely Republican.

How can the grand jury indictments of DeLay on very serious criminal charges be attributed to Democrat blow-back? …

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