Saturday, April 2, 2005

Avoiding DeLay

You knew this was coming.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), under fire from Democrats for what they consider threatening remarks about federal judges, plans to ask the Judiciary Committee to undertake a broad review of the courts’ handing of the Terri Schiavo case, his office said yesterday.

DeLay’s office did not specify exactly what the majority leader wants the committee to do. The Constitution gives Congress the power to set the areas of authority for federal courts, but it was unclear what could be done by the committee in response to the Schiavo case, in particular.

This wouldn’t have anything at all to do with the fact that Mr. DeLay is on the verge of being indicted in Texas, would it? Nah, just a coincidence.