Idaho Senator Larry Craig was arrested for soliciting sex in a public restroom in the Minneapolis airport. When news of the arrest came out, prominent Republicans started calling for Craig’s resignation. One Republican congressman said, “After the Mark Foley thing, this is just too much. Craig is giving politicians a bad name.”
GOP Senator Kit Bond said he was praying for Craig, but he added, “It is unacceptable for a member of Congress to be soliciting sex in a public restroom.” If a politician is going to be soliciting sex, it should be in place where he won’t be likely to get caught.
As for Craig, he said it was all a misunderstanding. “Sure I was soliciting in a public restroom, but I was soliciting voters, not sex. Since when is it illegal for a politician to solicit voters in a public place?”