February 22, 2006

DeLay criticizes port deal; picks up Chamber endorsement


U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay said Wednesday that President Bush is making a big mistake backing a sale of shipping operations at six major U.S. seaports to a state-owned business in the United Arab Emirates.

The former Republican majority leader said the administration's approval of the deal is "pretty outrageous." DeLay made the remarks during a campaign event with Houston real estate executives.


"When it's a matter of national security, the president will be overturned," DeLay said in an account that appeared on the Web site of the Austin American-Statesman. "We will overturn it within the next few weeks."
I can't yet find coverage of this on the Houston Chronicle's website, but I wouldn't be surprised if they have their own story soon.

Meanwhile, the US Chamber of Commerce gave DeLay an award and endorsed him.

When you're the incumbent, it's easier to make news.

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