Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Statements by RPT Chair and Friendswood State Rep about Tom Delay's resignation
“I’m disappointed in how this has played out- but it says a lot about the
man. Tom Delay is a man of principle.
“He truly believes in the conservative issues he has been working on in Congress. My personal preference would be that he continued serving as our Congressman.
Unfortunately, without an opportunity to resolve the legal issues before the
November election, that was not guaranteed. In order to protect conservative values he has chosen to step aside, assuring a conservative Republican continues to represent those values in Congress.”
“Not only do I respect Tom Delay’s service to our great state, I respect his character and perseverance to remain steadfast in his personal beliefs. I look forward
to continue advancing the conservative agenda alongside Tom Delay and wish only
the best for he and his family.”
State Representative Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood
Dear Republican Family,
With Congressman Tom Delay's announcement today that he does not intend to seek re-election in November, the United States Congress and the State of Texas will experience a great loss of leadership. An incredibly effective leader, Congressman DeLay has been a strong and courageous voice for faith, family and freedom.
Although Congressman DeLay will be deeply missed, the Republican Party of Texas will move forward upon his resignation to ensure that the 22nd Congressional District has a great Republican nominee on the ballot in November and that the district continues to have a bold conservative Republican voice in Congress.
Tina J. Benkiser - Chairman, Republican Party of Texas