But steadfast, straight-in-the-eye denial just might get him off the hook." Craig claimed that his state of mind was troubled at the time of the guilty plea because he and his family "[had] been relentlessly and viciously harassed" by the Idaho Statesman in the course of its investigation into allegations of Craig's homosexuality.
On August 30, the Statesman called for Craig's resignation.
At one point, Craig handed his business card to the arresting officer, which identified him as a U. Senator, and said to him, "What do you think about that?
" 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. He has a wide stance when going to the bathroom and that his foot may have touched mine." Craig never used the term "wide stance" himself.
I was trying to handle this matter myself quickly and expeditiously." I am not gay. Please let me apologize to my family, friends and staff and fellow Idahoans for the cloud placed over Idaho. 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.
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.Rogers uncovered a news story from 1982 that tied Craig to a sex and drug scandal in the US Congress.Rogers reported on more recent activity in various places throughout the nation. After the conviction came to light, the Idaho Statesman published a story on August 28, 2007, about three allegations involving Craig's sexual conduct.Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and sitting chair of the Judiciary Committee, criticized the Republicans for holding to a double standard, for not having called likewise for the resignation of Senator David Vitter (R-LA), accused in a call girl scandal.Leahy said further that the Republicans were motivated by politics, in that Craig would be replaced by a Republican governor while Vitter would be replaced by a Democratic governor.