Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Justice Won't Be Delayed For "The Hammer"

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay had a day in court yesterday in Texas and the man dubbed "The Hammer" by admiring Republicans got, well, hammered. DeLay's request to have the criminal indictments against him dropped was denied by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

DeLay has been charged with illegally using some $190,000 in corporate funds in a Texas election. He has denied any wrongdoing, saying the allegations are politically motivated.

The House Republican caucus will hold elections at the end of January to determine who will take DeLay's place as Majority Leader.

So it's on to a criminal trial for money laundering and conspiracy for Tommy Boy.