Another closeted Republican hypocrite caught in his own web.
A plainclothes officer in Minnesota arrested Idaho Senator Larry Craig in an airport men’s room while he was investigating lewd conduct complaints in June, it has been revealed:
“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.”
Wonkette has a few highlights of the arrest 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…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. I moved my foot up and down slowly. While this was occurring, the male in the stall to my right was still present. I could hear several unknown persons in the restroom that appeared to use the restroom for its intended use. 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,” the report states…Craig then proceeded to swipe his hand under the stall divider several times, and Karsnia noted in his report that ‘I could … see Craig had a gold ring on his ring finger as his hand was on my side of the stall divider.’”
Craig’s office has described the incident as a “he said/he said misunderstanding” and said they would release a more complete statement later Monday afternoon.
Mike Rogers of BlogActive exposed Craig as a closeted gay man in October of last year. Rogers’ claims were lost a bit as the Mark Foley scandal was in full swing, but the new revelations will surely shine a more intense light on the Idaho senator’s anti-gay voting record and the hypocrisy behind it.
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