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DeLay says he is not stepping down

Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) yesterday dismissed reports that he has discussed stepping aside if indicted.

He said the idea that he would relinquish his position as majority leader is "ridiculous," and he brushed off a question about discussions he had with his supporters earlier this month about starting a new legal defense fund to pay future legal bills.

"The reports are wrong, and the reports in Washington are particularly wrong," DeLay told reporters. -- DeLay dismisses stepping down (The Hill.com)