The Romney camp removed a video of Craig endorsing the former governor for president. It has since been posted by other users.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Larry Craig, the Idaho Republican who pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, has stepped down from his role as a co-Senate liaison for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's White House bid, the campaign said Monday.
"He did not want to be a distraction and we accept his decision," Matt Rhoades, Romney's Communication's director said.
The video, a clip of Craig praising Romney for his "strong family values," was changed to a "private" video shortly after the news surfaced of the arrest, The Politico reports.
A senior Romney aide tells CNN's John King: "Once there was information about his resignation being imminent, there was no reason to have his prior testimonial still present on the site. Our communications shop removed it. We add and edit content all day long on our sites."
Craig's position with the campaign was announced earlier this year when the Idaho Republican praised Romney as a "proven leader."
UPDATE: Josh Romney, one of the candidate's five sons, has canceled his trip to Boise, Idaho Tuesday because of "a last minute schedule change," the Romney campaign tells CNN's Sasha Johnson.
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