Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Tom DeLay in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer here states that "[t]hey're trying to criminalize politics." He also announced that he will not seek re-election. Finally he says that "[t]here is nothing that connects me to Abramoff or any of the activities that they have. I am not a target of this investigation. I haven't even been interviewed by these investigators."
DeLay may not be target, but one has to wonder about his claiming non-target status in part because he has not been interviewed by investigators. Investigators often interview the witnesses first - - the people who will testify against a target.
On the opposite side of the political spectrum, Rep. Cynthia McKinney appears to also be having some issues. It looks like she is under investigation for an alleged incident with guards at the Capitol. (see here). And to make matters worse she is alleged to have "broke congressional rules by using money from a government fund to fly singer Isaac Hayes to Atlanta, WSB-TV reported Monday."
So, what, if anything, do McKinney and DeLay have in common?