Skip to comments.Ethics panel doing little on Craig case
Posted on 01/29/2008 6:44:53 PM PST by mngran2
Five months after the Larry Craig sex-sting scandal broke, the senator is operating publicly as if nothing ever happened.
With just a year remaining in Larry Craig's Senate term, there's little indication that the Senate Ethics Committee is doing much about the Idaho Republican's controversial arrest last summer. Craig, who said he'd step down at the end of his term, is under investigation by the ethics committee in connection with his arrest in the men's room of the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.
He was cited on a disorderly conduct charge in a sex sting.
No one on the tight-lipped Senate committee will say how far along any investigation is or whether they expect it to yield any findings.
''Preliminary inquiries are always conducted behind closed doors,'' said Natalie Ravitz, a spokeswoman for the co-chair of the committee, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. ``There's a lot of latitude in terms of what the committee can do during that time period. There's no set timeline on preliminary inquiries. They can last a few days and they can last many, many months.''
Senate Republican leaders asked the committee to investigate Craig's conduct just one day after news broke last summer of his arrest. An undercover officer who was investigating complaints of sex acts in the airport restrooms arrested Craig in June after the senator tapped his feet and ran his hand under the bathroom stall, signals that the officer interpreted as expressing interest in sex. Without consulting a lawyer, Craig pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in August and now is trying to overturn his plea in the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
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What are the chances of a McCain-Craig ticket?
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He has a better record than Romney or McCain.
They don’t want to be known as the Party that investigated politicians’ sex lives although they hounded Mark Foley out of office in a media coordinated October Surprise.
They never do anything. They let Hillary off the hook in her campaign finance fraud without ever calling real witnesses.