Republican Senator Lary Craig from Idaho says that the only thing that he did wrong was to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of lewd conduct without consulting a lawyer.
Craig was arrested in a sex sting in an airport men’s room after he allegedly used foot and hand signals to gesture that he was interested in a sexual encounter with an undercover police officer in the bathroom stall next to him.
The officer and Craig disagree about almost everything that happened in the incident and Craig says that he only pled guilty to try to make the situation go away. He has publicly denied being gay.
There has been virtually no public support for Craig, even among his own party.
Craig has served in Congress as an Iowa Senator for more than 25 years. He was up for re-election next year but is expected to resign tomorrow as a result of the bathroom sex scandal.