Staunton News Leader Calls for DeLay to Resign Leadership Post

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"We'll stop short of calling for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to resign from Congress altogether. It's up to the good people of Texas, after all, to decide whether DeLay is what they want representing them (or not) when he comes up for re-election," editors for The Times Leader begin their editorial today.

"We do feel, however, that DeLay should relinquish his post as majority leader for the good of the Republican Party," they continue.

Editors said they feel DeLay's situation is very similar to that of former Majority Leader Jim Wright (D-TX) who was used as a "political pinata" and wound up damaging the Democratic Party. If the Republican party hopes to regain the moral high ground, they write, DeLay must go.