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Oct 21, 2005

Blunt Gives To DeLay Legal Defense: Is He Happy With His Investment?

DCCC Press

Oct 21, 2005

Blunt Gives To DeLay Legal Defense: Is He Happy With His Investment?

Congressman Roy Blunt Has Given $20,000 to the Tom DeLay Legal Defense Fund

$10,000 Bail amount paid by indicted Congressman Tom DeLay in Texas.

$20,000 Money from Congressman Blunt to the DeLay legal defense fund.

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, as indicted former Majority Leader Tom DeLay goes before a judge in Texas, Congressman Roy Blunt is looking over his investment in the DeLay legal defense fund. Tom DeLay may be the most corrupt member of Congress in history but Congressman Blunt is not only voting with him and supporting him, he is helping to defend him in court.

"Tom DeLay faced a judge in Texas today for arraignment on his indictments. With that in mind, Missouri families are wondering if Congressman Roy Blunt is happy with his investment in the defense of his troubled former leader?" said Bill Burton, communications director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "Tom DeLay is counting on Congressman Blunt to keep him out of jail, but Missouri families can't count Blunt among the Republicans who felt it was proper to cut themselves off from their ethically challenged former leader who is currently free on bail. Missouri deserves better than such a willing participant in Republican pay-to-play culture of corruption. Missouri deserves better than Congressman Roy Blunt."

Arrested Developments:

  • Tom DeLay faced booking and arraignment this week for indictments in growing scandal. In recent weeks, Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been indicted by two separate Texas grand juries. The indictments are on one count of money laundering, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to violate Texas fundraising laws.
  • The DeLay scandal resume is long. Tom DeLay was admonished a record three times by the House Ethics Committee. In addition to these ethics charges, DeLay’s friends and close associates have been indicted, even arrested. One associate, super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff was recently indicted, arrested and later released on bail, and just last month, a political action committee associated with DeLay, was indicted for illegally accepting corporate contributions. Recently, indictments have come down from a Texas grand jury for two Tom DeLay associates who are accused of money laundering and violations of the Texas Election Code and criminal conspiracy to violate the Texas Election Code.