Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, has a lot of explaining to do about his June arrest and guilty plea on charges of soliciting sex in an airport men’s restroom. Suspicions that Craig is gay have been following him for years, the Idaho Statesman reports today.
In May, the paper asked him in an interview if he was homosexual (he denied it) after a man claimed he had sex with Craig in a Washington, D.C., restroom, probably in 2004.
By the way, that’s the year Craig voted for the failed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. The social conservative also has opposed allowing gays in the military and extending civil rights protections to gays in the workplace.
He’s up for re-election in 2008, and unless Craig has some really good explanations for his restroom foot-tapping — restless leg syndrome? — his seat could be wide open next year.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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