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DeLay Predicts Reinstatement as House Majority Leader


U.S. Congressman Tom DeLay predicts he will be cleared of a criminal conspiracy charge, and that he will soon be reinstated as majority leader in the House of Representatives.

The Republican congressman was speaking on the television program "Fox News Sunday," where he called the indictment against him "manufactured" and "frivolous."

But another Republican lawmaker says he is no longer comfortable with Mr. Delay as majority leader.

Speaking on CNN Sunday, Congressman Christopher Shays cited continual acts of Mr. Delay's that in his words, "border and sometimes go beyond" what is ethical.

Mr. DeLay stepped down as majority leader Thursday, after a grand jury in his home state of Texas indicted him for violating a state campaign-finance law.

The allegation centers on the misuse of corporate donations.

Some information for this report provided by AP, Reuters.