Skip to comments.DeLay's replacement says staff deleted records and files
Posted on 11/16/2006 2:50:17 PM PST by Dubya
HOUSTON - Just three days after being sworn in, U.S. Rep. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs wants Congress to investigate the destruction of files in her office by former staff members of her predecessor, Tom DeLay.
Sekula Gibbs said the staffers walked out of her office Tuesday, resigning en masse. A Capitol Hill newspaper, Roll Call, reported the staffers didn't like the way she was treating them.
Sekula-Gibbs said in a statement Thursday that seven employees in her Washington office and the district office in Stafford, Texas, outside Houston, "deleted records and files without my knowledge or permission" before quitting.
Spokeswoman Lisa Dimond told The Associated Press that the congresswoman had not yet gotten a response to her request for an investigation by the House's chief administrative officer.
Sekula-Gibbs, who is serving out the last seven weeks of DeLay's term, said the walkouts were "suspicious" in that the seven took the time to delete files before leaving without notice.
Dimond said other staffers discovered the work-related files were missing when they tried to access them.
Sekula-Gibbs has raised a few eyebrows on Capitol Hill in her first three days in office, largely because of the mass resignation.
She prompted chuckles in The Washington Post and other national publications by telling reporters she planned to resolve such thorny issues as tax cuts, immigration reform and the Iraq war - all in less than two weeks of a lame-duck Congress. And then her staff walked out without warning.
The aides' departure left her with a Washington staff of two former Houston City Council aides, an intern on loan from Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Flower Mound, and a congressional aide.
Maybe the staff didn't like working for someone honest.
It sounds as if Sekula-Gibbs has turned out to be a real B*.
Tom is honest. He was not convicted of any crimes, just the victim of Ronnie Earle, who also went after Kay Bailey Hutchinson at one time. He only attacks Repubicans. He took the indictment against Tom to 6 grand juries, the first five turned him down. Evidentally the 6th one was full of liberals.
"thorny issues as tax cuts, immigration reform and the Iraq war"
hey, knock herself out. who's laughing? the media whose subscriptions are dying? thats what laughable. Their idea that they are important to society, and as interior design for most domesticated birds in D.C.
I'll second that.......
Maybe they didn't like working for someone delusional.
More RINOs exit the premises.
Well, if they actually *did* erase
files...I hope they made sure to erase any back-ups and DoD Overwrite them all as well.
Why would an honest person resign from office?
She thinks equal employment opportunity means no discrimination of employers.
Either we are equal or we are not. Good people should be armed where they will, with wits and guns. NRA KMA
You forgot to mention that the 6th indictment occurred within 24 hours of him requesting it. That was not even enough time to read over all the evidence.
Then they'd like her. I gather she was a real piece of work on the Houston City Council.
Could be they wanted to make sure everything was deleted before the office is turned over to a Donk in January.
Now how much was it he paid to his wife and daughter to work in his election?? But then maybe that was just questionable ethics. Either way it was just wrong.
Why would they wait until now to delete computer records?
Keep sipping the koolaid...
DeLay quite because it was time to get out of Dodge City...
Ron Earle has his problems but so did/does DeLay...
She's only there for a few weeks and she's causing trouble? Sheesh...
If indeed that's the case, I hope Sekula-Gibbs runs for the seat in two years.
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