August 31st, 2007
05:22 PM ET
15 years ago

Craig to announce plans Saturday

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Facing pressure to resign from the Senate, Idaho Sen. Larry Craig will announce his plans at a press conference in Idaho on Saturday.

Full story: Craig likely to quit soon

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  1. John Nguyen, Atlanta, Georgia

    I wonder what he's going to announce. That he's going to run for President in '08? He should spare everybody (most of all his family) the drama and announce his resignation with a written statement like Mark Foley. What is he going say at a press conference that we don't already know? He is a hypocritical pervert who had already pled guilty to breaking the law. Case closed.

    August 31, 2007 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  2. Sheryl Carlson, Idaho

    Senator Craig should resign. He has disgraced his constituency.

    August 31, 2007 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  3. Rise Huffman, Cincinnati, OH

    Here is a letter I just wrote to Congressman Craig – the Republicans are using Craig to show a "moral" position, and have abandoned their own. I think Craig has an opportunity to expose the hypocrisy, and the press needs to support that!

    Mr. Craig – Although I agree that there was poor judgement, and your error was in trying to not have the situation come out in the press (obviously, it backfired), my question is why don't you just shake things up in fighting for your career, and switch parties? Since the Rebilicans are using you as "chum" in this sharkfest, just show the youth of America that it is a correct thing to stand up for yourself when you are being treated poorly. Show that an issue can not be "deflected" when it is wrong! You are closer to the end of your career than most. Make a statement. Do the right thing and, since the Republicans have abandoned you, with the close counts between the parties, be a Congressman – make your voice heard! Yes, you showed bad judgement, so you accept the responsibility, and take a stand consistent with your beliefs as a way to "make amends". IE, "I screwed up on a moral question here, so I will make amends by taking a stand over there!" If you are up to the moral fight, then please don't resign. Show the hypocracy and thus earn a place in history!

    August 31, 2007 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  4. pip, ny, ny

    Another holier than thou, hypocritcal, self loathing politician bites the dust.

    August 31, 2007 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  5. Gregory H. Cleveland, OH

    I think he should resign. Not for his sexual preference but for his lying and being hipocritical. He was elected based on his stances and views and yet he engages in behavior 180 degrees of what he was elected for. How can he be trusted to fairly and objectively view matters he votes on if he can't even be true to himself. The people of his state deserve better than a lying coward.

    August 31, 2007 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  6. Jacque, San Francisco, CA

    Time for an dirty old man to put rest his claim to an office that represents the people... and just be a dirty old man. What a way to retire.

    August 31, 2007 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |