Protest the DeLay rule change

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Congressman Henry Bonilla (R-TX) is proposing a change in the House rules to get House Majority Leader Tom DeLay off the hook for an impending indictment. DeLay has been implicated by press reports as the architect of a scheme to illegally raise and launder corporate contributions to advance his Texas redistricting plan. Under current rules, if DeLay (like three of his associates and eight of the corporations that gave contributions) gets indicted he would have to resign his Majority Leader post. That is, until they consider the rule change offered by Bonilla on Wednesday, November 17th.

Take action now to protest this outrageous change:

Contact Congressman Henry Bonilla immediately at (202) 225-4511 and tell him to drop his rule change proposal, or click here to send an email.

After you have called, let us know what you hear. Post a comment below, or offer your suggestions.

You would think it should be as simple as this: A member of congress who is indicted for criminal activity should not be a leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives.

If you want to read more, click here or read one of the stories below.

Washington Post

New York Times

Associated Press