Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, leaves the weekly House GOP Conference on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 7, 2006 in Washington after a farewell speech. The embattled congressman's last day on Capitol Hill was Friday, June 9, 2006.
Embattled Rep. Tom DeLay speaks during a news conference after announcing his decision to abandon his bid to remain as House majority leader Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006 in Sugar Land, Texas.
Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Tex., talks to reporters after announcing his resignation as House Majority Leader on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, following his indictment by a Texas grand jury on conspiracy charges.
U.S. Rep. John Doolittle, R-Calif.; Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, and Majority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo., join other Republican members of Congress to talk about providing emergency relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina Sept. 2, 2005, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
DeLay waits for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress July 19, 2005, in Washington.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, House Majority DeLay and Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., attend a news conference July 14, 2005, on Capitol Hill to announce the launch of the House Economic Competitiveness Caucus.
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, Johnson Space Center Director Jefferson Howell and U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay listen as flight controller Dina Barclay describes new options her team has developed for in-flight space shuttle tile repairs at Johnson Space Center May 31, 2005, in Clear Lake, Texas. DeLay joined Griffin on his first visit to Johnson Space Center as NASA's top offical.
DeLay stands next to a veteran during an event at the Capitol May 25, 2005, in Washington. Delay attended an event to honor America's war veterans as Memorial Day approached.
DeLay wipes a tear from his eye during a dinner in his honor May 12, 2005, in Washington, D.C. The event was sponsored by conservative leaders and grass roots activists.
DeLay places a sparkler in a cake during a dinner in DeLay's honor May 12, 2005, in Washington.
DeLay raises an antique-styled flint lock rifle gift above his head after the keynote speech at the National Rifle Association's (NRA) annual meeting April 16, 2005, in Houston, Texas.
DeLay attends the National Republican Congressional Committee Dinner March 15, 2004, in Washington. President George W. Bush was the keynote speaker at the $2,500-per-ticket GOP fundraiser that brought in an estimated $7 million.
DeLay speaks at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol Nov. 19, 2004. The House ethics committee, on the night of Nov. 18, rebuked DeLay's accuser, Rep. Chris Bell, D-Texas, for exaggerating misconduct allegations against the GOP leader.
Republican Majority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo., speaks about party's response to the death of former President Ronald Reagan while DeLay, left, and Republican Conference Chair Deborah Pryce, R-Ohio, listen outside the Capitol Building June 9, 2004, in Washington. President Reagan's state funeral was held the following day.
President Bush, right, and DeLay drive off the 18th hole after a round of golf July 27, 2002, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
DeLay, at right, holds an umbrella for Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-SD, joined by House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., at left, after a meeting with President Bush about the upcoming congressional session on Jan. 23, 2002, outside the West Wing of the White House.
Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian shows off his custom-made boots outside the Taste of Texas Steakhouse in Houston June 3, 2001. The boots were a gift from DeLay, also wearing a hat at left, who hosted Chen for lunch.
DeLay tells reporters Sept. 17, 1998, that Republicans in the Congress had asked the FBI to investigate allegations that the White House was conducting a smear campaign against key members of Congress, including Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill., then chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.