Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Craig Decision Delayed

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 4:00 AM

It looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out the fate of Sen. Larry Craig’s political future.

A Minnesota judged continued a hearing as to whether Craig can withdraw his guilt plea until at least next week, stating that he is taking the matter under advisement.

This decision places Craig’s Sept. 30 resignation deadline in question since he has previously stated that he will not step down if he is allowed to withdraw his guilty plea for disorderly conduct.

Craig was arrested in June during a sex sting operation in a restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. He pleaded guilty to the charge in August, but has blamed the move on stress caused by an Idaho Statesman investigation. After word of the arrest broke, Craig announced his intent to resign, later stating that he would fight the charges.

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