Craig: 'I Am Not Gay'

Senator addresses media in attempt to set the record ... straight
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2007 5:35 PM CDT
Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, is seen during a hearing Thursday, May 25, 2006, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Craig pleaded guilty on Aug. 8, 2007, to misdemeanor disorderly conduct after being arrested...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – 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."