Republicans Change Policy For House Majority Leader - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/17/04

Republicans Change Policy For House Majority Leader

U.S. House Republicans are under attack for changing their party rules to protect House Majority Leader Tom Delay.

The new rules would allow Delay to keep his leadership position even if he's indicted by a Texas Grand Jury. Three of Delay's political associates are currently under indictment. The change allows a group of lawmakers to review any felony indictment of a party leader. The group would then recommend if the leader should step aside.

"We are trying to protect members of our leadership from any crackpot district attorney in any state in the nation from taking on a political agenda and indicting any member for any frivolous cause that they seem, that they think is important," said Republican Henry Bonilla of Texas.

U.S. House Democrats attacked the change, saying all Republicans did was lower their ethical standards for a leader.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

    Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-02-17 04:00:25 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:41 PM EST2018-02-18 01:41:07 GMT

    Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting.

    Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting.

  • Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    Saturday, February 17 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-02-17 21:10:10 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:40 PM EST2018-02-18 01:40:40 GMT

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

  • Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

    Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

    Saturday, February 17 2018 1:30 AM EST2018-02-17 06:30:42 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:32 PM EST2018-02-18 01:32:36 GMT
    President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of consolation...
    President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of consolation to those in deep mourning.
Powered by Frankly