First Florida’s Bob Allen, now Larry Craig. The courts aren’t giving these guys any bathroom breaks.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled today that Idaho Senator Larry Craig cannot withdraw his guilty plea in the disorderly conduct conviction surrounding his solicitation of an undercover cop for sex in the Minneapolis airport men’s room.
“That means Craig is stuck with having copped in District Court to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly signaling an interest in engaging in sex via foot taps from one restroom stall to another in which a undercover police officer was staked out. The decision’s ‘unpublished’ status means the court doesn’t want their ruling used as precedent in future cases — interesting, in view of charges that Craig sought special treatment or was being singled out for preferential or especially harsh treatment because of his status as a U.S. Senator.”
Larry Craig issued a statement: “I am extremely disappointed by the action of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. I disagree with their conclusion and remain steadfast in my belief that nothing criminal or improper occurred at the Minneapolis airport. I maintain my innocence, and currently my attorneys and I are reviewing the decision and looking into the possibility of appealing. I would like to thank all of those who have continued to support me and my family throughout this difficult time.”
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