Larry Craig apologized this afternoon—for "the cloud placed over Idaho," not for the disorderly conduct to which he pleaded guilty after being busted in a Minneapolis airport men's room. "I did nothing wrong," said the Republican Senator, who addressed the media in Boise with his wife at his side. "I am not gay, I never have been gay."
The staunch conservative attempted to turn the tables on the Idaho Statesman, the largest newspaper in the state, which sat on the results of a months-long investigation until after Roll Call broke the news of his June 11 arrest last night. He called the reporting a "witch hunt" and said he's been "relentlessly and viciously harassed by the Idaho Statesman."