But the Idaho Republican maintained that he had not engaged in any "inappropriate conduct" and that the airport police misunderstood his behavior.
"In hindsight, I should not have pled guilty."
The undercover officer was monitoring the restroom on June 11. A few minutes after noon, Craig entered and sat in the stall next to him. Craig began tapping his right foot, touched his right foot to the left foot of the officer and brushed his hand beneath the partition between them. He was then arrested.
While he was being interviewed about the incident, Craig gave police a business card showing that he is a U.S. senator. "What do you think about that?" Craig asked the officer, according to the report obtained by Roll Call.
n 2006, a gay activist said he had spoken with men who had sexual encounters with Craig, including in the restrooms at Union Station. Craig's office told the Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Wash., that the allegations were "completely ridiculous."
GOI: Why on EARTH would you plead guilty if you know that you are innocent and that the police, "misunderstood" you actions?
If he really didn't do it then he should have fought this out in court since his arrest would have come out anyway. That way he could have gotten out ahead of the story and fought for his name to be cleared. Craig has been a critic of gay rights.
In 1982 Craig was caught up in a cloud of controversy for allegedly being apart of a sex page scandal. Craig issued a denial but that denial statement was done pre-emptively. Why issue a denial if you are innocent?
By the way, It's pretty well known that men's bathrooms are often places where anonymous gay men hook up. Looks like Craig took a page from George Michael's book. Apparently tapping your foot like that, bumping your shoe up against the guy's shoe next to you (and reaching under the stall as Craig did) is a sign that you want to have sex.
You learn something new everyday I guess!!
UPDATE: Craig just held a press conference and said he "mistakingly pled guilty" and that he should have told his family. First of all, what kind of idiot doesn't know that they are pleading guilty? The judge makes it clear what exactly a guilty plea means and you have to sign a damn piece of paper admitting you are guilty!! And he wants us to believe that a well-educated Senator like himself doesn't know the basics of law?? What a load of shit.
And why wouldn't you not confide in your family if you knew you were innocent? This guy is toast. Oh yeah and he kept stating over and over, "I'm not gay." Sure you are "Glory Hole" Larry.
I sense a stint in rehab soon.