The House Ethics Committee will be two people short when they investigate House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX). A couple of the Republicans on the panel gave money to Rep DeLay's defense fund. So they've withdrawn from the probe. Democrats had been complaining for months that the GOP leadership put Rep Larmar Smith (R-TX) and Rep Tom Cole (R-OK) on the Committee to give Rep DeLay an edge.
Rep DeLay faces questions about his travel. He's accused of taking a trip paid for by lobbyist Jack Abramoff. It's against House rules to accept travel form lobbyists. (MSNBC)