Call Hastings and Mollohan: Demand Outside Counsel

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On Friday, we joined three other watchdog groups in faxing a letter to Ethics Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) and Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV), the ranking Democratic member of the committee, demanding that they appoint an outside counsel to investigate House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX).

We urged them to act within two weeks.

Please take a minute and make two telephone calls today to these members to respectfully request that they act without delay.

Recent news coverage and historical precedent call for an outside counsel to be appointed in a matter such as this.

Call Ethics Chairman Doc Hastings in his district office in Pasco, Washington at 509-543-9396, or his Washington, DC office at 202-225-5816.

Call Ranking Democratic Rep. Alan Mollohan at his district office in Wheeling, WV at 304-232-5390, or his Washington, DC office at 202-225-4172.

When you call, be firm and respectful. Tell the person who answers the phone that you want the Ethics Committee to appoint a highly-qualified, independent-minded outside counsel to investigate Tom DeLay.

Let us know how the calls went!