"House Democrats yesterday filed suit against Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) accusing him of extortion and money laundering. The civil suit alleges the whip pressured contributors into donating to the GOP and then directed those funds to nonprofit political groups that do not disclose their donors or how they are spending the money."
The Washington Post, May 4, 2000
House Democrats yesterday filed suit against Majority Whip Tom DeLay, accusing him of stalking and intent to maim. An accompanying request for a restraining order revealed that the complainant, Janet Reno, asked that DeLay be kept at least 50 yards from her at all times, and at least 100 yards from any television camera. An emergency amicus brief contesting the request was filed on behalf of DeLay by producers of NBC's Meet the Press.
The Washington Post, June 4, 2000
House Democrats yesterday filed suit against Republican leaders in Congress for abandoning a vehicle, specifically the 1994 Contract with America. The suit alleges that the 10-point plan, which cost many Republican congressmen their seats in the 1998 election, was found by Virginia state troopers rusting in a 7-Eleven parking lot just off the Beltway.
The Washington Post, July 4, 2000
Senate Democrats yesterday filed suit against Republican Senator John McCain, accusing him of fraud and criminal impersonation. The suit alleges that McCain's honesty, fawning press coverage, and campaign finance plan are empirical evidence that the three-term senator from Arizona "is not now and never has been a Republican." "No way in hell," commented a Democratic senator.
The Washington Post, September 4, 2000
House Democrats yesterday filed suit against 233 congressional Republicans, accusing them of illegal wagering in their endorsement of George W. Bush for president. The suit alleges that supporting a candidate with Bush's low intelligence and general unpreparedness for high office is "reckless gambling of the sort that ought to be con-fined to Las Vegas." Responded one Republican congressman: "It's not gambling. It's 'gaming.'"
The Washington Post, October 4, 2000
--Joshua Green and Nicholas Confessore
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