House Ethics Committee round-up ...
There are five Republicans on the Ethics Committee
(and five Dems).
Of those, Chairman Joel Hefley
of Colorado is in the Shays Handful
. He voted against
the DeLay Rule. Missouri's Kenny Hulshof is in there
Ohio's Steven LaTourette
is telling constituents that he's in the Shays Handful; but as of yet we've seen no press reports that confirm this.
As we reported earlier today
, Illinois Congresswoman Judy Biggert seems to be hanging tough with the 'private vote
' line, refusing to say how she voted.
We had Washington state's Doc Hastings
down as a letter-writer
. But late this afternoon we received word that a Hastings staffer told at least one constituent that Hastings supported the DeLay Vote but wouldn't reveal how he voted because it was a 'secret' vote. (I guess he sort of wanted to mix up the categories a bit.) If anyone hears more on Hastings, let us know.