August 29th, 2007
02:13 PM ET
7 years ago

White House 'disappointed' with Craig matter

The White House said it is 'disappointed' with the Craig matter Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The White House says it’s "disappointed" by the situation surrounding Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, but says it’s up to the Senate GOP Leadership to decide how to handle the matter.

In its first reaction to the controversy, White House spokesman Scott Stanzel Wednesday afternoon released the following statement: "We're disappointed in what's going on. It's a matter for the Senator and the Senate Republican leadership to address. We hope that it will be resolved quickly, as that would be in the best interests of the Senate and the people of Idaho."

It was first reported Monday that the Republican Senator from Idaho was arrested in June in a Minneapolis airport men’s room and subsequently plead guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge.

Yesterday Senator Craig spoke before cameras in Boise, Idaho, where he insisted he did nothing wrong and said several times that he was not gay.

Related: Senator losing support in Idaho, Washington

– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

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