Idaho Sen. Larry Craig is working hard to disabuse the press and public of the notion that he has solicited or engaged in sexual activity with men, either at the Minneapolis airport or on other rumored occasions. Regardless of the veracity of said rumors, Editor & Publisher wonders how the media missed the news of his Minnesota arrest almost three months ago.
AP via Breitbart.com:
Republican leaders also are “examining other aspects of the case to see if additional action is required,” Sen. Mitch McConnell and other top GOP lawmakers said in a written statement obtained by The Associated Press.
They released the statement shortly before Craig’s scheduled appearance before television cameras in Boise, his first public comments since confirming his guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
Craig entered his plea several weeks after an undercover police officer in Minneapolis arrested him and filed a complaint that said the three-term senator had engaged in actions “often used by persons communicating a desire to engage in sexual conduct.”
The bathroom incident in the Minneapolis airport occurred on June 11. Craig signed his plea papers on Aug. 1, and word of the events surfaced on Monday. The senator issued a statement Monday night that said, “In hindsight, I should have pled not guilty.”