Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Senate Ethics Committee Admonishes Craig for Conduct Related to June 11 Incident

Sen. Larry Craig brought discredit upon the Senate, the Ethics Committee said Wednesday in issuing a formal admonishment of the Idaho Republican.
The panel said Craig was out of line for his actions in a Minnesota airport restroom in June, his subsequent attempt to withdraw his guilty plea, and for his unapproved use of campaign funds to pay lawyers in Washington and Minneapolis.
“We consider your attempt to withdraw your guilty plea to be an attempt to evade the legal consequences of an action freely undertaken by you — that is, pleading guilty,” the six-member panel said in its letter to Craig.

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