"We promised the Schindler family that we will not let Terri die in vain," Mr DeLay said.He also said:
"We will look at an arrogant, out-of-control, unaccountable judiciary that thumbed their nose at Congress and the president."
Mrs. Schiavo’s death is a moral poverty and a legal tragedy. This loss happened because our legal system did not protect the people who need protection most, and that will change. The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior, but not today. Today we grieve, we pray, and we hope to God this fate never befalls another. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Schindlers and with Terri Schiavo’s friends in this time of deep sorrow.The republicans have declared war on checks & balances. They have declared war on separation of powers. They are only for those particular parts of the constitution that fit their agenda. They have declared a holy war of revenge against the judges, doctors, and lawyers who fought to carry out Terri's wishes, as well as against Michael Schiavo himself. Mr. Delay just yelled "fire" in a crowded theater.