Tom Delays successor claims


Tom Delay’s successor claims his staff destroyed files in the congressional office, the AP reports:

Just three days after being sworn in, U.S. Rep. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs wants Congress to investigate the destruction of files in her office by former staff members of her predecessor, Tom DeLay.

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Sekula-Gibbs said in a statement Thursday that seven employees in her Washington office and the district office in Stafford, Texas, outside Houston, “deleted records and files without my knowledge or permission” before quitting.

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Sekula-Gibbs, who is serving out the last seven weeks of DeLay’s term, said the walkouts were “suspicious” in that the seven took the time to delete files before leaving without notice.

Sekula-Gibbs won the special election to finish out Delay’s term, but she lost the general election for the full term beginning in January. She sure is making her seven-week tenure fun.


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