WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican Senate leadership recommended Tuesday that the Larry Craig matter be referred to the Senate Ethics Committee for review.
"This is a serious matter," the leadership group said in a statement. "Due to the reported and disputed circumstances, and the legal resolution of this serious case, we will recommend that Senator Craig's incident be reported to the Senate Ethics Committee for its review. In the meantime, Leadership is examining other aspects of the case to determine if additional action is required."
The GOP leadership consists of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Assistant Minority Leader Trent Lott, Conference Chairman Jon Kyl, Policy Committee Chair Kay Bailey Hutchison and Senatorial Committee Chair John Ensign.