In Texas, on a charge of criminal conspiracy.
How bad do things look for DeLay? He’s resigned his leadership position. More indictments may follow. Other areas of investigation are opening up. And he’s getting publicly zapped by Rick Santorum and by the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page.*
Here’s a background article the BBC published before the indictment was handed down. Here’s a long chewy one from Mother Jones, originally published last November but swiftly re-posted to their site in the wake of this story.
DeLay, in this as in so many other ways a profoundly stupid human being, has called the indictment “…nothing more than prosecutorial retribution by a partisan Democrat.” We wish him the best of luck with that defense.