What Larry Craig admitted

Plus: An ethics complaint is filed.


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Tim Grieve
August 28, 2007 9:12PM (UTC)

Although GOP Sen. Larry Craig now says he made a mistake when he pled guilty to a disorderly conduct charge arising out of his arrest in an airport men's room, he certainly seemed to know what he was doing at the time. CNN has seen the plea agreement, in which Craig admitted that he had "engaged in conduct which I knew or should have known tended to arouse alarm or resentment of others, which conduct was physical (versus verbal) in nature."

Craig's troubles aren't over yet. As MSNBC is reporting, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has filed a complaint against him with the Senate Ethics Committee. Says CREW's Melanie Sloan, "If pleading guilty to charges stemming from an attempt to solicit an undercover officer in a public restroom is not conduct that reflects poorly upon the Senate, what is?"

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Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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