Friday, November 04, 2005

Why won't Capito give back the DeLay money?

Capito can send a clear message that Tom DeLay's corruption won't be tolerated

What do Rep. Tom DeLay and his big corporate donors expect to get in exchange for their money? In fact, Tom DeLay has given over $2.5 million in campaign contributions to fellow Republican members of Congress -- including Rep. Shelley Capito.

Last week, Campaign for America's Future sent a letter -- along with a postage-paid envelope addressed to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Relief Fund -- requesting that all members of Congress who accepted money from Tom DeLay donate their contribution to Katrina survivors. Already, four members of Congress -- Reps. Kenny Hulshof (R-MO), Steve LaTourette (R-OH), Heather Wilson (R-NM), and Jeb Bradley (R-NH) -- have either given DeLay's money back or to a Katrina relief fund.

Capito is silent. Why did the other Republicans deal honorably with the DeLay money?