The talking points, reproduced
below, suggest that Democrats sought to derail the ethics
process, though it was Republicans who forced through
a controversial ethics page in January that gave the
Republican majority the upper hand on a committee that
was supposed to be bipartisan.
The talking points are reproduced below. RAW
STORY has also obtained a letter
sent by GOP speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) to Minority
Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) complaining in a similar
vein about the Democrats' moves surrounding the ethics
Article originally published Apr. 27, 2005.