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From DeLay on the House Floor

Turns my stomach. Yours? Maybe he's trying to divert everyone's attention from his PAC's indictment today with an outrageous statement.

This from American Progress's blog:

Speaking on the floor of the House an hour ago, Tom DeLay evaluated the response to Hurricane Katrina:

DeLay Plays the Blame Game

Embattled House Majority Leader Tom DeLay yesterday blamed local and state officials for the slow response in getting much-needed aid to storm-ravaged New Orleans, saying that the emergency response system was designed to work "from the bottom up."

"It's the local officials trying to handle the problem. When they can't handle the problem, they go to the state, and the state does what they can to, and if they need assistance from FEMA and the federal government they ask for it and it's delivered," DeLay said.