Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Craig

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington announced today they've filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Sen. Larry Craig.

Their issue: They believe Craig may have violated the Senate's Code of Conduct by engaging in disorderly conduct, the only conviction to which Craig has plead guilty.

In making the announcement, CREW director Melanie Sloan called on the Senate to investigate its own.

At issue, the group states, is whether or not Craig's actions reflect poorly on the body of the U.S. Senate.

Their letter to U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, was faxed this morning.

"The Senate Select Committee on Ethics should immediately commence an investigation into Sen. Craig's conduct," Sloan said in a prepared statement. "If pleading guilty to charges stemming from an attempt to solicit an undercover officer in a public restroom is not conduct that reflects poorly upon the Senate, what is?"

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