From USA Today:
All five Republicans on the House ethics committee have financial links to Tom DeLay that could raise conflict-of-interest issues should the panel investigate the GOP majority leader.
Five members of the House ethics committee. That's 50% of the committee! And apparently all of this is "just normal."
This might be just common sense, but shouldn't a committee focused on upholding the highest level of ETHICS in the legislature actually BE ethical? If there is an investigation on DeLay, these people must recuse themselves. Even the appearance of a conflict of interest should be motivation enough for recusal. Duh!