Monday, August 27, 2007


Why can't these married republicans just find a nice quiet gay bar to meet men, and stop trying to make a "connection" in public men's rooms?

He voted yes on prohibiting same-sex marriage. He voted no on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. He also voted no on adding sexual orientation to the definition of hate crimes. And Senator Craig voted yes to recommend a Constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

Republican Sen. Larry Craig (Idaho) was arrested in June at a Minnesota airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a men's public restroom, according to an arrest report obtained by Roll Call Monday afternoon.

Craig's arrest occurred just after noon on June 11 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. On Aug. 8, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the Hennepin County District Court. He paid more than $500 in fines and fees, and a 10-day jail sentence was stayed. He also was given one year of probation with the court that began on Aug. 8.

A spokesman for Craig described the incident as a "he said/he said misunderstanding," and said the office would release a fuller statement later Monday afternoon.

After he was arrested, Craig, who is married, was taken to the Airport Police Operations Center to be interviewed about the lewd conduct incident, according to the police report. At one point during the interview, Craig handed the plainclothes sergeant who arrested him a business card that identified him as a U.S. Senator and said, "What do you think about that?" the report states.

In October 2006, Craig's office publicly denied allegations that he was a homosexual made on a gay activist Web site - Craig's office told the Spokane Spokesman-Review that the charge was "completely ridiculous," saying that the allegations had "no basis in fact."

By John McArdle
Roll Call Staff

1 comment:

CrackerLilo said...

I commented on this at my blog (way down, but not as far down as I *have* been going! My internal editor's been slacking off all August, but she's coming back!) I'm glad these assholes are being called to account.