Senators John McCain and Norm Coleman joined two Republican congressmen in urging GOP Sen. Larry Craig to resign today, the AP reports, after Craig was moved out of top committee posts by party leadership. The White House, too, said it was “disappointed" with the Idaho lawmaker after the revelations of his arrest by undercover police in an airport men's room.
McCain said a guilty plea required a quick exit. “That’s not a holier-than-thou. It’s just a factual situation,” he specified. The only figure rushing to defend Craig’s job was gay Democratic Rep. Barney Frank. His focus, though, was elsewhere: “This is the hypocrisy—it's to deny legal equality to gay people, but then to engage in gay behavior.”