Ethics probe brings DeLay "closer to God"
DeLay Says Scrutiny Has Put Him 'Closer to God'
Tue Apr 19, 2005
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay described himself as "closer to God" on Tuesday as a result of intense scrutiny of his ethical conduct. DeLay, who has denied any wrongdoing, said President Bush has voiced support, along with conservative groups and fellow House Republicans -- and that he has no intentions of giving up his leadership job.