Tuesday, November 29, 2005

House Caucus in Trouble

I just read the official charges against Rep Duke Cunningham of California. Cunningham of course plead guilty yesterday and my sources on the Hill say this is yet another nail being driven into the coffin of the leadership. Word on the Hill also is that Delay is walking around with a renewed confidence that he will be beating the charges here in the very near future. Apparently Delay has already prepared his letter to Deborah Pryce, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, that he is ready to be re-instated as Majority Leader. Fact of the matter is between the Delay scandal, Cunningham's resignation, and the Scanlon/Abramoff scandal life is not good for House Republicans. Perhaps the Study Committee is correct and it is time for a shake-up of the leadership.


At 11/29/2005 11:45:00 AM, Blogger Hirons said...

Heard on the radio this morning that a part of his guilty plea deal Duke also has to name names and point fingers at possibly other members of congress.

Is there a bad storm brewing for the '06 elections?

At 11/29/2005 05:06:00 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said...

I have heard they want Delay back in b/c Blunt isnt doing a very good job.
Even so, if the charges arent dropped soon (which they are supposed to be) he will lose his leader position for at least one session.
I still think we will be well positioned in '06. There arent very many competitive seats after all.
But who knows, perhaps the dems will come up with an idea or 2 for once.

At 11/29/2005 06:28:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Agreed Mr.JMS.

I feel that DeLay has been very successfull at advancing our message across the country. He deserves his position back.

John Boehner should stop trying for a secret coup.

At 11/30/2005 04:53:00 PM, Blogger Walt Ball said...

A source on the Hill told me that DeLay is done. Look for the battle to replace him to come in January. I predict John Boehner as Leader, and Eric Cantor as Whip.


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