Judge to Craig: You're stuck with your plea

Will he stay in the Senate anyway?

Published October 4, 2007 5:53PM (EDT)

A judge in Hennepin County, Minn., has just denied Sen. Larry Craig's motion to withdraw his guilty plea in the Minneapolis airport bathroom case. Rejecting arguments made by Craig's lawyers, Judge Charles Porter says the senator's plea was made voluntarily and intelligently and that the evidence -- the outside-the-stall loitering, the toe tapping, the hand swiping -- supports the plea Craig made.

Craig said last month that it was his intent to resign on Sept. 30, but he stayed on while awaiting Porter's ruling on his motion. No word yet on what he'll do now.

By Tim Grieve

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

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