Tom DeLay and Justice: Fox, meet henhouse

The fallen House majority leader gets a seat on the subcomittee that oversees the Justice Department.

Published February 9, 2006 2:28PM (EST)

Indicted Texas Rep. Tom DeLay doesn't get to be the House majority leader anymore, but "reform-minded" Republicans have made sure that the once-mighty doesn't fall too far. They've just given DeLay a coveted seat on the House Appropriations Committee and another on a House subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department. That would be the same Justice Department, of course, that's investigating DeLay's role in the Jack Abramoff case.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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