Craig’s support slipping by the minuteAug 28th, 2007 | By H. Lukas Green | Category: News
In a desperate attempt to enact damage control, Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) has announced that he will hold a press conference in Boise today to explain his controversial arrest for allegedly propositioning an undercover officer in an airport men’s room.
While Craig decides what angle to take, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington DC is asking that Senate Ethics Committee investigate Craig’s June arrest.
The Idaho Statesman says, “Sen. Craig owes Idahoans an explanation.”
Eight times since 1980, Idaho voters have elected Craig to Congress, five times to the House and three times to the Senate. In exchange, voters now deserve the full story from their senior senator. – Statesman.
Craig has already lost favor among his Republican base. Mitt Romney has banished Craig’s video endorsement from his YouTube campaign site.
Bryan Fischer, the executive director of the Idaho Values Alliance, is apparently calling for Craig to resign.
“It strains credulity to think that the senator can provide an explanation for his guilty plea if he did nothing more than accidentally brush someone’s foot with his shoe and pick up a piece of paper off the floor.” Bryan Fischer, Idaho Values Alliance.
Will Craig resign?
Will Craig seek re-election?
Will Craig tell the truth that he is a closeted homosexual?
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