Tom Delay had little credibility when he as in office and has the same small credibility now that he is a pundit.
“The prosecutor who brought the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry ‘has ties to Obama. He has ties to the Democrats.’”
The statement doesn’t quite add up…
“CNN State of the Union host Candy Crowley consulted an interesting source to discuss Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s indictment on charges of abusing his power: former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a fellow Texas Republican who has been embroiled in a criminal election law violation for the past 12 years.
Perry’s charges are nothing short of a political witch hunt, DeLay said, just like his own. Crowley pushed back on the suggestion.
‘The point is the prosecutor who brought the indictment is not a Democrat in any way anybody can see, and in fact has ties to Republicans,’ Crowley said.
‘That’s not true. Candy, that’s not true,’ DeLay said. ‘He has ties to Obama. He has ties to the Democrats.’
‘And he has ties to Republicans, yes?’ Crowley asked.
‘Well yeah, but that has nothing to do with this,’ DeLay said. ‘What has to do with this is you take a law and you twist it so you can get the indictment. That is prosecutorial misconduct, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat.’
We wanted to look into the special prosecutor’s political connections, since Crowley and DeLay seemed to be on different pages…
The [Politifact] ruling
DeLay said it’s “not true” that McCrum isn’t a Democrat, saying”he has ties to Obama (and) he has ties to Democrats.”
McCrum has loose ties to Obama and Democrats — and he has Republican ones, too.
News reports and McCrum’s political record show he is not expressly partisan, having contributing a few hundred dollars to a few people on both sides of the aisle.
There’s a sliver of truth in DeLay’s statement, but it ignores critical facts that would give a different impression. We rate it Mostly False.”
Read the entire truth at Politifact.