Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Dreier to serve as temp House Majority Leader

Here's the link and news, via Drudge: Hastert taps Rep. David Dreier [CA] for leadership duties...

TOM DELAY SAYS HE WILL STEP ASIDE AS HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER FOLLOWING INDICTMENT: 'I have notified the Speaker that I will temporarily step aside from my position as majority leader pursuant to rules of the House Republican Conference and the actions of the Travis County District Attorney today' ...

This is a big vote of confidence for Dreier that he'll need in order to fend off a primary challenge from March next year. (March has hinted that he will challenge Dreier in the Republican primary next year because of Dreier's vote against the cessation of monetary aid to Mexico for not extraditing criminals back to the U.S. March's son, a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles, was killed by a Mexican fugitive.)