ANOTHER Republican official arrested… BREAKING NEWS: Senator arrested in airport restroom
According to the police report obtained by Roll Call, Sgt. Dave Karsnia of the airport police was investigating a men’s room where frequent arrests have been made for sexual activity. Soon after the plainclothes officer took a seat in a stall, he noticed “an older white male with gray hair standing outside my stall.” He peered through a crack in the door for two minutes before entering the adjacent stall.
The officer reported that Craig tapped his right foot, “a common signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct.” Craig allegedly moved his right foot so that it touched the officer’s left foot. When the officer flashed his badge beneath the stall wall, Craig reportedly exclaimed, “No!” The officer informed him he was under arrest and took him for 45 minutes of interrogation and photographing.
Roll Call is reporting that Sen. Larry Craig, an Idaho Republican, was arrested earlier this summer in a men’s room at the Minneapolis airport by an undercover officer investigating complaints about sexual activity. The Capitol Hill newspaper says it obtained the arrest report.
So far, CNN and several blogs are reporting the news.
On Aug. 8 Craig pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. A 10-day sentence was stayed, but he received a year probation and paid more than $500 in fines and fees, Roll Call writes.
A spokesman for Craig described the June 11 incident as a “he said/he said misunderstanding,” and said the senator’s office would release a fuller statement later today.
How many is this now? Hookers, soliciting blow jobs in mens’ rooms…
Update – To be clear, I don’t care if someone wants to see a hooker or get a blowjob in a mens’ room – that is their business. But the Republican Party stands for putting people in jail for things like this. They think it is their business to tell everyone else what to do and how to live their lives. And the fact is that most of them don’t care either – they do it themselves. But they use that kind of stuff to trick good people into voting for them so they can then loot the treasury and launch wars. I am sick of it, and I hope a lot of other people are as well.