After the news of his arrest,
Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) has stepped down from Mitt Romney's
A big hit to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, as
the notorious Senator from Idaho, Larry Craig, announced he will
step down from his role as a liaison to build support among GOP
senators for the former Massachusetts governor's 2008 campaign.
The Romney camp said that not wanting to be a distraction to the
campaign was the reason Craig is leaving. According to CNN, an
YouTube video of Sen. Larry Craig endorsing Mitt Romney has also
been pulled off. We, of course, found the video and you can
watch it below.
Roll Call, a newspaper publishing on
Congress, reported first that Sen. Larry Craig was apprehended
on June 11th by a plainclothes police officer investigating
complaints of lewd behavior in an airport men's room. At that
time Craig plead guilty, explaining he wanted to take care of
this incident as fast as possible and now regrets the guilty
According to Roll Call, the plainclothes
police officer was sitting in the men's room, when the Senator
entered the stall next door and blocked the door with his
luggage. Allegedly, Craig then touched the officer's foot with
his foot and the senator "proceeded to swipe his hand under the
stall divider several times" and at that point the officer
identified himself before any sexual conduct took place, claims
Roll Call, citing the police report of the incident.
"At the time of this incident, I
complained to the police that they were misconstruing my
actions. I was not involved in any inappropriate conduct. I
should have had the advice of counsel in resolving this matter.
In hindsight, I should not have pled guilty. I was trying to
handle this matter myself quickly and expeditiously," was
the official statement from Sen. Larry Craig.
Mitt Romney currently holds the odds to become
the Republican nominee for President in 2008 of 4/1, according
Bodog Sports, and 9/1 to be the
next U.S. President.