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Larry Craig
Larry Craig

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 1991
Serving with Mike Crapo
Preceded by Jim McClure
Succeeded by Incumbent

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Idaho's 1st district
In office
January 5, 1981January 3, 1991
Preceded by Steve Symms
Succeeded by Larry LaRocco

Born July 20, 1945 (1945-07-20) (age 62)
Flag of Idaho Council, Idaho
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse Suzanne Thompson
Profession Rancher
Religion Methodist[1]

Larry Edwin Craig (born July 20, 1945) is an American politician from the state of Idaho. A Republican, he has been serving in the United States Senate since 1991. Previously he served in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Idaho's 1st congressional district (1981–1991).[2] Including his service in the House of Representatives, Craig is the second-longest serving member of the United States Congress in Idaho history, trailing only William Edgar Borah. In addition to serving in Congress, Craig has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association since 1983.[3] Larry Craig (born June 27, 1916) was an American football player who played running back and defensive back for the Green Bay Packers from 1939 to 1949. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2400x3022, 1768 KB) http://craig. ... 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On August 27, 2007 the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call revealed that Craig had been arrested for lewd conduct in a men's bathroom on June 11, 2007, and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct on August 8, 2007.[4] As a result of the controversy surrounding his arrest and subsequent guilty plea, Senator Craig announced his intention to resign from the Senate at a news conference on September 1, 2007, which was to become effective on September 30, 2007. On September 4, 2007, a spokesperson for Senator Craig indicated that he may be reconsidering his decision to resign,[5] if his conviction is rapidly overturned and his committee assignments are restored.[6] is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Capitol Hill is the name of a district in the following cities: Capitol Hill, Denver, Colorado Capitol Hill, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington Capitol Hill, Washington, DC It is also a common nickname for the United States Congress and the politicians who serve it (e. ... For other senses of this term, see roll call (disambiguation). ... In general use, lascivious is synonymous with lustful. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

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Early life and family

Craig was born in Council, Idaho, to Dorothy Lenore McCord and Elvin Oren Craig.[7] He grew up on a ranch outside Midvale in Washington County. In July 1961, he received his first press mention as part of a United Nations' Youth Pilgrimage Tour, a traveling group of 35 teenagers and adults.[8] In 1969 he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Idaho. At the University of Idaho he was student body president and a member of the Delta Chi fraternity. He pursued graduate studies at George Washington University before returning to his family's Midvale ranching business in 1971. Craig was a member of the Idaho Army National Guard from 1970 to 1972, attaining the rank of Private First Class (E3)[9], after which he received an honorable discharge.[10] Council is a city located in Adams County, Idaho. ... Official language(s) English [1] Capital Boise Largest city Boise Largest metro area Boise metropolitan area Area  Ranked 14th  - Total 83,642 sq mi (216,632 km²)  - Width 305 miles (491 km)  - Length 479 miles (771 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about a type of land use and method of raising livestock. ... Midvale is a city located in Washington County, Idaho. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... A B.A. issued as a certificate A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... The University of Idaho is the states most prominent land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... Delta Chi (ΔΧ) (del-ta kai) or D-Chi is an international college social fraternity formed on October 13, 1890 at Cornell University initially as a professional fraternity for law students. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... The George Washington University (GW), is a private, coeducational university located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The school was founded in 1821 as The Columbian College in the District of Columbia by Baptist ministers using funds bequeathed by George Washington. ... Seal of the Army National Guard The Idaho National Guard is comprised of both Army and Air National Guard components. ... rank. ... US Military In the U.S. Army, Private First Class is the third lowest enlisted rank, just above Private and below Corporal or Specialist. ...


Craig married Suzanne Thompson in 1983 and adopted the three children she had from a previous marriage.[11] Through his adopted children, Craig has nine grandchildren.[12]


Political career

Craig was elected to the Idaho Senate in 1974 and reelected in 1976 and 1978.[12] The Idaho Senate is the upper chamber of the Idaho State Legislature. ...


In 1980, Craig was elected to an open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Idaho's 1st congressional district. He succeeded Republican Steve Symms, who left the House and was elected to the Senate after defeating liberal Democrat Frank Church. Craig was re-elected four times, serving until 1991. While in the House, he supported President Ronald Reagan's push to expand vocational education. Craig served on the House Ethics Committee. In 1989 Craig was reported to have led an extended effort that pushed for more severe punishment of Representantive Barney Frank for his involvement in a gay prostitution scandal.[13][14] For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ... Steve Symms Steven Douglas Symms was an American congressman (1973-1981) and U.S. senator (1981-1993) from the state of Idaho. ... Frank Forrester Church III (July 25, 1924 – April 7, 1984) was a four-term U.S. Senator representing Idaho as a Democrat (1957-1981). ... For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... “Reagan” redirects here. ... A blacksmith is a traditional trade. ... The Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, often known simply as the Ethics Committee, is one of the committees of the United States House of Representatives. ... Barnett Barney Frank (born March 31, 1940) is an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives. ...


U.S. Senate

Craig announced his candidacy for the 1990 Senate election for the seat vacated by the retiring James A. McClure. Craig defeated Idaho Attorney General Jim Jones in the Republican primary. In the general election he defeated Democratic former Idaho Legislature member Ron J. Twilegar with 57 percent of the vote.  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1990 was an election for the United States Senate in which the Democratic Party increased its majority with a net gain of one seat from the Republicans. ... James Albertus McClure (born December 27, 1924) is an American politician from the state of Idaho, most notably serving as a Republican in the United States Senate. ... Lawrence Wasden is the current Attorney General of the state of Idaho, United States, serving since 2003. ... Jim Jones This article is about the Idaho Supreme Court justice; for other people named Jim Jones, see Jim Jones (disambiguation). ... A primary election is an election in which voters in a jurisdiction select candidates for a subsequent election (nominating primary). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Idaho Legislature is the lawmaking body of the State of Idaho. ... Ron J. Twilegar is an attorney from Boise, Idaho. ...


Craig was reelected in 1996, again with 57 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Walt Minnick. He was reelected again in the 2002 election with 65 percent of the vote, when he spent $3.2 million to defeat Alan Blinken.  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1996 was an election for United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of Bill Clinton as president. ... Walt Minnick (born September 20, 1942 in Walla Walla, Washington) is an attorney and businessman from Boise, Idaho. ...  Republican hold  Republican pickup  Democratic hold  Democratic pickup The U.S. Senate election, 2002 was a fiercely-contested race that resulted in a victory for the Republican Party, which gained two seats and thus a narrow majority from the Democratic Party in the United States Senate. ... Alan Blinken Alan John Blinken was the 2002 Democratic nominee for United States Senate in Idaho. ...


In 1999, Craig became sharply critical of U.S. President Bill Clinton for his sex incident with a White House intern. Speaking on NBC's Meet The Press, Craig told Tim Russert: "The American people already know that Bill Clinton is a bad boy - a naughty boy. I’m going to speak out for the citizens of my state, who in the majority think that Bill Clinton is probably even a nasty, bad, naughty boy.” Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, originating from WRC-AM in Washington. ... Timothy John Russert, Jr. ...


Craig served as Senate Republican Policy Committee chairman from 1997 until 2003.[2] During this time, he exposed Clinton Administration support for Iranian arms shipments to Bosnia and Herzegovina.[15] He then became chairman of the Special Committee on Aging. After the Democrats gained control of the Senate in 2006, Craig became the ranking member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and a member of the Appropriations Committee and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He served as the ranking member of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee. Amidst the controversy surrounding an arrest and guilty plea to charges of disorderly conduct, Craig temporarily stepped aside as ranking member on the Veterans' Affairs Committee and two subcommittees in August 2007.[16] Since 1947, the Republican members of the United States Senate have elected a policy committee chairman. ... President Clintons Cabinet, circa 1993 Headed by President of the United States Bill Clinton, the Clinton Administation was the executive branch of the federal government of the United States from 1993 to 2001. ... The United States Senate Special Committee on Aging was initially established in 1961 as a temporary committee; it became a permanent committee in 1977. ... Ranking member, in American politics, is a term used to refer to the member of a committee in Congress who is the longest-serving member of the party not in the majority (the longest-serving member of the majority is the chairman). ... The United States Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs is responsible for dealing with matters related to veterans. ... The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ... The United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has jurisdiction over matters related to energy and nuclear waste policy, territorial policy, native Hawaiian matters, and public lands. ... The United States Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs is responsible for dealing with matters related to veterans. ...


Craig is a long-time, leading advocate for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the United States Constitution.[17] Balanced Budget Amendment is any one of various proposed amendments to the United States Constitution which would require a balance in the projected revenues and expenditures of the United States government. ... The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ...


In May 2003, Craig put a hold on more than 200 Air Force promotions in an attempt to pressure the Air Force to station four new C-130 cargo planes in Idaho, claiming he received a commitment from the Air Force almost seven years earlier that the planes would be delivered. Defense Department officials said the reason the C-130s had not been sent to Idaho was that no new aircraft were being manufactured for the type of transport mission done by the Idaho Air National Guard unit where Craig wanted the planes delivered.[18] a hold is: In baseball, a hold is awarded to a relief pitcher if he enters in a save situation, records at least one out, and leaves the game without having relinquished that lead In aviation, a hold is a predetermined maneuver that keeps an aircraft within a specified airspace... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... A promotion is the advancement of rank or position in an organizational hierarchy system. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Idaho Air National Guard is comprised of 3,000 Airmen and officers assigned to two flying wings and six geographically separated units (GSUs) throughout Idaho. ...


Craig is a supporter of the guest worker program proposed by President George W. Bush. In April 2005, Craig tried to amend an Iraq War supplemental bill with an AgJOBS amendment that would have granted legal status to between 500,000 and one million illegal immigrants in farm work. The amendment failed with 53 votes (60 votes were needed because the amendment was not germane to the underlying bill).[19] A version of the AgJOBS bill legislation was included in the Senate-passed immigration reform bill in 2006. Craig, the principal sponsor of AgJOBS, continues to support amnesty for illegal immigrants who are "trusted workers with a significant work history in American agriculture."[20] This position has been sharply criticized by anti-immigration activists.[21] On June 26, 2007, Craig once again reiterated his support for the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007. The Guest worker program is a program that has been proposed many times in the past and now also by U.S. President George W. Bush as a way to permit U.S. employers to sponsor non-U.S. citizens as laborers for approximately three years, to be deported afterwards... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Illegal immigration to the United States refers to the act of foreign nationals voluntarily resettling in the United States in violation of U.S. immigration and nationality law. ... Look up Amnesty in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007, or, in its full name, the Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (S. 1348) was a bill discussed in the 110th United States Congress that would have provided legal status and a path to legal citizenship for the approximately...


In October 2005, Craig suggested that flooded sections of New Orleans should be abandoned after Hurricane Katrina had hit and was quoted in a local newspaper as saying that "Fraud is in the culture of Iraqis. I believe that is true in the state of Louisiana as well."[22] New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... Iraq has one of the worlds oldest cultural histories. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W...


On December 16, 2005, Craig voted against a cloture motion filed relative to the USA PATRIOT Act; the motion ultimately earned only 52 votes, and so a Democratic filibuster against extension of the act (due to expire at the end of 2005) was permitted to continue.[23] On December 21, 2005, Craig backed a six-month extension of the Act while further negotiations took place.[24] On February 9, 2006, Craig announced an agreement among himself, the White House, and fellow Senators John E. Sununu, Arlen Specter, Lisa Murkowski, Chuck Hagel, and Richard Durbin to reauthorize the Act.[25] is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In parliamentary procedure, cloture (pr: KLO-cher) (also called closure, and sometimes a guillotine) is a motion or process aimed at bringing debate to a quick end. ... The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-56), known as the USA PATRIOT Act or simply the Patriot Act, is an Act of Congress which U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law on October... As a form of obstructionism in a legislature or other decision making body, a filibuster is an attempt to extend debate upon a proposal in order to delay or completely prevent a vote on its passage. ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Edward Sununu (born September 10, 1964) is a Republican United States Senator from New Hampshire. ... Arlen J. Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ... Lisa Ann Murkowski (born May 22, 1957) is an American politician. ... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... Richard Joseph Dick Durbin, (born November 21, 1944) is currently the senior United States Senator from Illinois and Democratic Whip, the second highest position in the party leadership in the Senate. ...


In 2006, Craig posted to his Senate website[26] all the earmarks he had inserted into federal spending bills since joining the Senate Appropriations Committee in 1998. An earmark has a different meaning in the field of public finance than in US politics. ...


The American Conservative Union rated Craig's 2005 voting record at 96 out of 100 points, while the Americans for Democratic Action rated him at 15 points. As a social conservative, Craig has long been an advocate of adoption. Craig supported the Federal Marriage Amendment, which barred extension of rights to same-sex couples; he voted for cloture on the amendment in both 2004 and 2006. However, in late 2006 he appeared to endorse the right of individual states to create same-sex civil unions, but said he would vote "yes" on an Idaho constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages when pressured to clarify his position by the anti-LGBT group Families for a Better Idaho.[27] Craig voted against cloture in 2002, which would have extended the federal definition of hate crimes to cover sexual orientation.[28] (This was passed in 2007 in the House as the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007; it currently awaits Senate action.) The American Conservative Union (ACU) is a large conservative political lobbying group in the United States. ... Americans For Democratic Action (ADA) was formed in January 1947, when Eleanor Roosevelt, John Kenneth Galbraith, Reinhold Niebuhr, Hubert Humphrey and 200 other activists. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The United States Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution which would define marriage in the United States as a union of one man and one woman. ... A same-sex couple is a pair of people of the same sex, who pursue a relationship similar to that of a heterosexual married couple. ... A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing homosexual couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married heterosexuals (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by couples of differing sexes who do not... A Jewish cemetery in France after being defaced by Neo-Nazis. ... LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Discrimination Violence This box:      The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 (LLEHCPA; sometimes called the Matthew Shepard Act), HR 1592 , would expand the 1969 United States federal hate...


The LGBT advocacy group, the Human Rights Campaign, issued guides to candidates' voting records in 2004. The Human Rights Campaign group gave him a 0 rating.[29] LGBT rights Around the world By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Discrimination Violence This box:      LGBT social movements share related goals of social acceptance of homosexuality, bisexuality, or transgenderism. ... HRC logo The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equal rights organization in the United States. ...


In 1995, Craig formed a barbershop quartet called The Singing Senators with Senators Trent Lott, John Ashcroft, and James Jeffords.[30] Barbershop harmony is a style of unaccompanied vocal music characterized by consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a predominantly homophonic texture. ... The Singing Senators were a group of U.S. Republican Senators who sang as a barbershop quartet. ... Chester Trent Lott, Sr. ... John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is an American politician who was the 79th United States Attorney General. ... James Merrill Jim Jeffords (born May 11, 1934) is currently the junior U.S. Senator from Vermont and the only Independent in the United States Senate. ...


Prior to the nomination of Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne, Craig was mentioned as a possible candidate to succeed Gale Norton as United States Secretary of the Interior in March 2006.[31] List of Idaho Governors George L. Shoup, Republican, 1890-1891 N. B. Willey, Republican, 1891-1893 William J. McConnell, Republican, 1893-1897 Frank Steunenberg, Democrat, 1897-1901 Frank W. Hunt, Democrat, 1901-1903 John T. Morrison, Republican, 1903-1905 Frank R. Gooding, Republican, 1905-1909 James H. Brady, Republican, 1909... Dirk Arthur Kempthorne (born October 29, 1951 in San Diego, California), is the current U.S. Secretary of the Interior, serving since May 2006. ... Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton Gale Ann Norton (born March 11, 1954) served as the 48th United States Secretary of the Interior, serving under President George W. Bush. ... The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior, concerned with such matters as national parks and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ...


Controversy

Early 1980s

Allegations of cocaine use and sex with male teenage congressional pages by unnamed congressmen were pursued by investigators and journalists in 1982.[32] Craig issued a statement denying involvement.[33] Craig stated "Persons who are unmarried as I am, by choice or by circumstance, have always been the subject of innuendos, gossip and false accusations. I think this is despicable."[10] A page in the United States Capitol is responsible for running errands and carrying messages for Senators and for Representatives. ...


June 2007 airport arrest and guilty plea

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Mug shot of Sen. Larry Craig
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Conviction(s) Disorderly conduct [34]
Penalty Ten days confinement in jail and $1000 fine, with jail time and $500 of the fine stayed for one year pending satisfactory completion of unsupervised probation, plus $75 in fees for a net total of $575 in fines and fees
Status On probation

On June 11, 2007, Craig was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on suspicion of lewd conduct.[34][35] The nature of the alleged activity has been categorized by some as cottaging.[36] According to the police report, the police officer sat in a bathroom stall as part of an undercover operation investigating complaints of sexual activity in the restroom. After about 13 minutes of sitting in the stall, the police officer observed Craig lingering outside and frequently peeking through the crack of the door on the stall. Craig then entered the stall to the left of the officer's stall. The police officer made the following observations, which he recorded in his report of the incident, as to what happened next: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (IATA: MSP, ICAO: KMSP) is the largest and busiest airport in the five-state upper Midwestern region of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. ... This article is about the sexual behavior. ...

At 1216 hours, Craig tapped his right foot. I recognized this as a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct. Craig tapped his toes several times and moves his foot closer to my foot. ... The presence of others did not seem to deter Craig as he moved his right foot so that it touched the side of my left foot which was within my stall area. Craig then proceeded to swipe his left hand under the stall divider several times, with the palm of his hand facing upward.[35]

According to the incident report and criminal complaint filed in court,[37][38][39] the officer showed Craig his police identification beneath the partition separating their stalls, and the officer then pointed his finger towards the restroom exit. Craig initially said no, but he ultimately complied with the officer's request to leave the restroom. After Craig and the officer left the restroom, Craig was reluctant to go with the officer and demanded the officer to show his police identification a second time. Once the officer complied with the request, Craig, the arresting officer and a police detective, who was stationed outside of the restroom, went to the airport police station.[35]


After the arresting officer read to Craig his Miranda rights, the officer interviewed Craig about the restroom incident. At one point, Craig handed his business card to the arresting officer, which identified him as a U.S. Senator, and said to him, "What do you think about that?"[35] Craig told the officer that he was worried about missing his flight, and the arresting officer asked the police detective to call the airline to hold the flight. The detective reported that no one answered the telephone for the airline, and the arresting officer proceeded with the interview. The Miranda warning is a police warning that is given to criminal suspects in police custody or in a custodial situation in the United States before they are asked questions relating to the commission of a crime. ...


Craig explained the movement of his foot by saying "that he has a wide stance when going to the bathroom and that his foot may have touched [the foot of the arresting officer]." When the officer asked Craig about the use of his hands, Craig said that he reached down with his right hand to pick up a piece of paper that was on the floor. The officer disputed Craig's version by saying that "there was not a piece of paper on the bathroom floor, nor did Craig pick up a piece of paper." Craig also disputed the officer's assertion about the position of his hand, claiming that his right palm was faced down as he picked up the paper from the floor. The officer disputed Craig's version, alleging that Craig used his left hand because his thumb "was positioned in a faceward motion." During the interview and in the incident report, the officer commented that Craig either disagreed with what happened in the restroom or could not recall the events as they happened.[35]


Craig returned to the airport on June 22 to complain about how he had been treated by the police. According to the police report about Craig's return, Craig said he wanted information for his lawyer.[40] is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Craig pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct by signing and mailing a plea petition, dated August 1, 2007, to the District Court in Hennepin County, Minnesota.[41][42] He paid $575, including fines and fees. Senator Craig signed the petition to enter his guilty plea, which contained the provisions "I understand that the court will not accept a plea of guilty from anyone who claims to be innocent," and "I now make no claim that I am innocent of the charge to which I am entering a plea of guilty." Craig mailed his signed petition to the court, and his petition to plea guilty to the misdemeanor charge was accepted and filed by the court on August 8, 2007.[41] A misdemeanor, or misdemeanour, in many common law legal systems, is a lesser criminal act. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... District courts are a category of courts which exists in several nations. ... Hennepin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, named in honor of the 17th-century French explorer Father Louis Hennepin. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... FINE was created in 1998 and is an informal association of the four main Fair Trade networks: F Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) I International Fair Trade Association (IFAT) N Network of European Worldshops (NEWS!) and E European Fair Trade Association (EFTA) // The aim of FINE is to enable these... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Arrest, plea and allegations about prior conduct become public

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On August 27, 2007 Roll Call broke the story to reveal details about Senator Craig's arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport and his subsequent guilty plea in that case.[43] After the conviction came to light, the Idaho Statesman published a story on August 28, 2007 about three allegations involving the sexual conduct of Senator Craig. A college student, who was considering pledging at Craig's fraternity at the University of Idaho in 1967, told a reporter for the Idaho Statesman that Craig led the student to his bedroom and "made what the man said he took to be an invitation to sex."[10] In the second reported incident, a man, who identified himself as gay, told a reporter that Craig cruised him at the R.E.I. store in Boise in November 1994, following him around the store for half an hour.[10] The last reported incident to the Idaho Statesman about Senator Craig's conduct came from a professional 40-year-old man with close ties to Republican officials. According to the man's story about the encounter with Senator Craig, the man "reported having oral sex with Craig at Washington's Union Station, probably in 2004."[10] A reporter for the Idaho Statesman interviewed Craig on May 14, 2007 regarding the allegations about his conduct, and in response to the reporter's questions, Craig said "I'm not gay, and I don't cruise, and I don't hit on men. [...] I don't go around anywhere hitting on men, and by God, if I did, I wouldn't do it in Boise, Idaho! Jiminy!"[10] Image File history File links WikiNews-Logo. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... For other senses of this term, see roll call (disambiguation). ... Idaho Statesman is a U.S. daily newspaper serving the Boise, Idaho metropolitan area. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... Cruising for sex, or cruising, describes the act of walking or driving about a locality in pursuit of a partner for (often quick and anonymous) sex. ... Modern R.E.I. Logo The REI store in Mountain View, California REI (Recreational Equipment Inc. ... “Boise” redirects here. ... Oral sex consists of all sexual activities that involve the use of the mouth, which may include use of the tongue, teeth, and throat, to stimulate genitalia. ... Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the entrance to Washington, D.C. when it opened in 1907. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Responses to the arrest and plea information

Craig told the public that the officer misconstrued his actions, that he was not involved in any inappropriate conduct, and had failed to seek legal counsel: "In hindsight, I should not have pled guilty. I was trying to handle this matter myself quickly and expeditiously."[44] In an August 28, 2007 press conference in Boise, Idaho, Craig said: is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

I am not gay. I never have been gay.... In June, I overreacted and made a poor decision. I chose to plead guilty to a lesser charge in hopes of making it go away.... Please let me apologize to my family, friends and staff and fellow Idahoans for the cloud placed over Idaho. I did nothing wrong at the Minneapolis airport. I did nothing wrong, and I regret the decision to plead guilty and the sadness that decision has brought on my wife, on my family, friends, staff and fellow Idahoans.

Craig claimed that his state of mind was troubled at the time of the guilty plea because he and his family "have been relentlessly and viciously harassed" by the Idaho Statesman newspaper in the course of its investigation into allegations of Craig's homosexuality. That investigation resulted in an article published August 28, 2007.[10] On August 30, the Statesman called for Craig's resignation.[45] In response to questions about the arrest, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Police Department released an audiotape of Craig's interview with Sergeant Dave Karsnia, the arresting officer. In that interview, Senator Craig denied wrongdoing and claimed that he was a victim of entrapment.[46][47] Idaho Statesman is a U.S. daily newspaper serving the Boise, Idaho metropolitan area. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... For other uses, see Sergeant (disambiguation). ... In jurisprudence, entrapment is a legal defense by which a defendant may argue that he or she should not be held criminally liable for actions which broke the law, because he/she was induced (or entrapped) by the police to commit said acts. ...


Craig was one of two Senate liaisons for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, stating: "Knowing Governor Mitt Romney is knowing somebody who first and foremost has very strong family values. That's something I grew up with and believe in."[48] Craig removed himself from that campaign role after the conviction became public.[49] Mitt Romney said of Craig, "He's disappointed the American people."[50] Mitt Romney is a Republican Party candidate in the 2008 United States presidential election. ... Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) was the 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) was the 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ...


A Washington watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee requesting an investigation into whether Craig violated Senate Rules of Conduct by engaging in disorderly conduct.[50] Members of the GOP in Congress began calling for Craig to resign, including Representative Pete Hoekstra (R-MI),[51] Senator John McCain (R-AZ),[52] and Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN).[51] Coleman and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) announced that they will donate campaign contributions received from Craig's political action committee to charity.[53] Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a Washington, DC-based advocacy organization which professes to fight corruption by U.S. government officials. ... The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics is a select committee of the United States Senate charged with dealing with matters related to senatorial ethics. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Peter Pete Hoekstra (born October 30, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. ... For McCains grandfather and father, see John S. McCain, Sr. ... Norman Bertram Norm Coleman, Jr. ... Susan Margaret Collins (born December 7, 1952, in Caribou, Maine) is an American politician, the junior U.S. Senator from Maine and a Republican. // Collins is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of St. ... In the United States, a political action committee, or PAC, is the name commonly given to a private group organized to elect or defeat government officials in order to promote legislation, often supporting the groups special interests. ...


Senate GOP leaders including Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Trent Lott (R-MS) asked Craig to "temporarily step down as the top Republican on the Veterans Affairs Committee, Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior and Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests." Craig subsequently agreed to step down from those posts as the ranking Minority member.[54] Patrick Sammon, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, issued a statement condemning the senator's actions.[55] Addison Mitchell Mitch McConnell, Jr. ... Chester Trent Lott, Sr. ... The United States Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs is responsible for dealing with matters related to veterans. ... The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies is one of twelve subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. ... Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests is one of four subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. ... For other uses, see Log Cabin Republican (disambiguation). ...


Resignation announcement

At a news conference on September 1, 2007, Craig officially announced his intent to resign, "with sadness and deep regret", effective September 30, 2007. Once the seat is vacant, Republican Idaho Governor Butch Otter will appoint an interim Senator to serve until the 2008 election.[56] Lieutenant Governor Jim Risch has been named by some sources as the person Otter will appoint.[57] is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Rep. ... This article or section contains speculation and may try to argue its points. ... Lieutenant Governor of Idaho is a constitutional statewide elected office in the State of Idaho. ... James E. Jim Risch (born May 3, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former Governor of Idaho. ...


On September 4, 2007, a spokesperson for Craig suggested that he may be reconsidering his decision to resign and pursue legal remedies to clear his name.[5] The spokesperson indicated that Craig plans to to reverse his plea deal and face a trial. During a telephone call to Craig, Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) encouraged him to wage a fight to retain his seat, which also played a role in Craig's decision to reconsider his resignation from the U.S. Senate.[5][6] is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Arlen J. Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ...


Constitutionality of arrest

Under the Speech or Debate Clause, as expressed in Article I, Section 6, clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution, members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives "shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place."[58] According to Billy Martin, an attorney for Craig, the airport arrest "raises very serious constitutional questions."[59] Because Craig was traveling to Washington, D.C. from the Minneapolis airport on the day of his arrest to vote on a high-profile cloture motion on the Senate floor, Craig may raise a defense based on this clause to overturn his plea agreement.[59] The Speech or Debate Clause (found in Article I, Section 6, Clause 1) is a clause in the United States Constitution which states that members of both Houses of Congress Its intended purpose is to prevent a President or other officials of the Executive branch from having members arrested on... Page I of the Constitution of the United States of America Page II of the United States Constitution Page III of the United States Constitution Page IV of the United States Constitution The Syng inkstand, with which the Constitution was signed The Constitution of the United States is the supreme... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the record label, see Felony Records The term felony is a term used in common law systems for very serious crimes, whereas misdemeanors are considered to be less serious offenses. ... Breach of the peace is a legal term used in constitutional law in English-speaking countries, and in a wider public order sense in Britain. ... Billy Martin is an attorney with the Washington, D.C. office of the Atlanta-based legal firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. He is a partner in the Litigation Group and heads the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... In parliamentary procedure, cloture (pr: KLO-cher) (also called closure, and sometimes a guillotine) is a motion or process aimed at bringing debate to a quick end. ...


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Political offices
Preceded by
Steven Symms
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Idaho's 1st congressional district

1981–1991
Succeeded by
Larry LaRocco
Preceded by
James A. McClure
United States Senator (Class 2) from Idaho
1991 – present
Served alongside: Steve Symms, Dirk Kempthorne, Mike Crapo
Incumbent
Preceded by
Don Nickles
Oklahoma
Chairman of Senate Republican Policy Committee
1996–2003
Succeeded by
Jon Kyl
Arizona
Preceded by
John Breaux
Louisiana
Chairman of Senate Aging Committee
2003–2005
Succeeded by
Gordon Smith
Oregon
Preceded by
Arlen Specter
Pennsylvania
Chairman of Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Daniel Akaka
Hawaii

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Sen. Larry Craig Files Appeal , Idaho Republican Arrested In Sex Sting Vows He Will Finish Term In Senate - CBS News (622 words)
Embattled Sen. Larry Craig asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals Monday to overrule a county judge who refused to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea in connection with an arrest in an airport bathroom sex sting.
Craig's appeal was filed at the court in St. Paul less than two weeks after Hennepin County Judge Charles Porter refused to overturn the guilty plea, saying it "was accurate, voluntary and intelligent, and...
Craig, a Republican from Idaho, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in August after he was accused of soliciting sex in a bathroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in June.
Larry Craig - Wonkette (1707 words)
Larry is gayly taking down what’s left of his party with him by bitchily attacking Mitt Romney and basically daring the Senate minority leadership to put a bullet in his head and dump his body behind a Boise truck stop with the “Super Tuber” recipe taped to his shoes.
As a Republican from Nebrasdaho or wherever the fuck, Larry Craig was a tireless champion of power companies and logging concerns, and he never stopped fighting the powerful salmon interests.
But with Larry resigning in disgrace for the “crime” of soliciting public sex with an undercover cop, these salmon may soon be free to infest the Snake River with their disgusting spawn.
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