Senator Larry Craig Busted for Sex Solicitation

August 28, 2007 at 7:58 am 19 comments

Senator Larry Craig R-ID was arrested back in June for attempting to engage an undercover cop in sex in a men’s room in the Minneapolis airport. I want to say unbelievable, but Mike Rogers of BlogActive reported back in October of last year that Craig was a closeted gay man and had been engaging sexual encounters with other men in public bathrooms including in Union Station not too far from the U.S. Capitol in D.C.

What is hard to believe is that seemingly every other man in the Republican Party is preaching anti-gay “family values” rhetoric while they are seeking sex in public places (Craig and FL state representative Bob Allen) getting diapered by hookers (Senator David Vitter), consorting with gay hookers and by drugs from said hookers (evangelist Ted Haggard), using phonesex chat lines (Rep. Ed Shrock) or assaulting sleeping victims (former Young Republicans chairman Glenn Murphy). And, of course, we can’t forget former congressman Mark Foley and his penchant for male congressional pages.

I am sure there are others. But, you need a spreadsheet to keep up with all of the hypocrisy and lying.

Roll Call, a newspaper covering Capitol Hill, broke the story of Craig’s arrest:

Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was arrested in June at a Minnesota airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a men’s public restroom, according to an arrest report obtained by Roll Call on Monday afternoon.

Craig’s arrest occurred just after noon on June 11 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. On Aug. 8, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the Hennepin County District Court. He paid more than $500 in fines and fees, and a 10-day jail sentence was stayed. He also was given one year of probation with the court that began on Aug. 8.

Of course, Senator Craig proclaimed his innocence even though he pleaded guilty in court. Yeah, right. Innocent people always plead guilty. Oh, and get this, when he was arrested he threw down his congressional business card hoping that would get him released with no charges. He’s not Lindsay Lohan or Nicole Richie. What was he thinking?

Even better is the fact that while regularly seeking sex with men, Craig amassed one of the most anti-gay voting records in Congress. He opposed hate crimes and non-discrimination legislation and supported the Federal Marriage Amendment and the Defense of Marriage Act. He scored ZERO on the Human Rights Campaign scorecard.

Hypocrite!

Check out this video news report from a Boise television station on the revelations about Craig’s arrest here.

Check out BlogActive for the play by play.

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Entry filed under: Advocacy, Congress, Conservatives, Hypocrites, LGBT, Politics, Republicans.

Electoral Support Yield Gay Rights Gains Larry Craig: I am Not Gay; I Have Never Been Gay

19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dangerous Dave  |  August 28, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    Who knew Senator Craig was a closet Democrat?

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  • 2. adeavendetta  |  August 28, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    you just have to love it and have a good laugh when these hypocritical b******s are caught in the act…. what a pity these self-serving, holier-than-thou preacher/politicians still have a saying in US politics.

    then, of course, reality sinks in and you realize that none of this crap has any effect whatsoever on the enormous amount of $$$$$ and effort that goes into erecting anti-LGBT policies nationwide.

    so glad I left the US more than 2 years ago, never to go back… (sorry about this, I used to love the country until I realized i would never be able to live as a fully recognized citizen). fortunately, i have a country of my own (Spain) that now is at the forefront of LGBT rights worldwide.

    great blog, btw!

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  • 3. Brian  |  August 28, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    Argh! I’m so sick of these hypocrites.

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  • 4. Josef Boberg  |  August 28, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    Hi,

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  • 5. Bloggernista  |  August 28, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    I had a bit of sympathy for Craig until his press conference in which he emphatically denied being gay. The contempt with which he said the word “gay” and his continued use of his political power as a senator to harm LGBT people makes him unworthy of respect.

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  • 6. Dangerous Dave  |  August 29, 2007 at 9:48 am

    ‘Nista,
    I think Craig’s being a worthless bag a shit makes him unworthy of respect, but that’s just me.

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  • 7. Bloggernista  |  August 29, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Dave,

    There are a number of reason that i don’t have much respect for Craig. Him being a self-hating hypocrite is just one.

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  • 8. Brent  |  August 29, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    So I take it you are just as disgusted with this attempted sodomy as I am? Is that just insanely gross or what? Huh?

    Don’t liberals support this kind of stuff? Why aren’t Democrats like Barak Obama commending him for his courage to “come out”? Why aren’t the liberal kooks protesting in the streets in support of one of their brethren?

    The answer is simple. It’s the same lie that Democrats support black people. They support liberal black people as much as liberal gays. But if one of those black or gay people is a conservative Republican, not a liberal Democrat, you hear of no support whatsoever. What does this mean? Democrats don’t truly support blacks or gays. They support liberals.

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  • 9. Bloggernista  |  August 29, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    Brent, it seems as though your twisted logic hasn’t any less twisted in the months that you have been away. It is the hatred and heterosexist bias preached daily by the GOP and their right-wing base that has propped up the closet in which Craig is now clinging to.

    No sane person would ever attempt to say that the Democrats are not light years ahead of the Republican in their support for LGBT civil rights.

    You can twist and you can turn, but I’m not buying the rhetoric you’re selling.

    BTW, welcome back.

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  • 10. Brent  |  August 29, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    B.S. You must admit that this logic makes perfect sense. The truth hurts does it not? By the way, isn’t it quite hypocritical of you to discriminate against all conservatives, just because of one who happens to be gay? I assumed that you would be delighted that this dude is gay.

    By the way, I encourage you to attend a service at one of the Baptist Churches that Barak Obama pretends to preach at, and hear what they have to say about homosexuals.

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  • 11. Bloggernista  |  August 29, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    Brent, Craig is a self-loathing closet case who has opposed gay rights at every turned while seeking sex with other men in public bathrooms. What about that makes you think I would be “delighted” that he is gay?

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  • 12. Brent  |  August 31, 2007 at 11:42 am

    Let me ask you this: would you be as gleeful toward his demise, were he a liberal Democrat?

    To me this seems like a setback for your people. He was obviously a closet case, far too afraid to “come out” because of fear of the type of discrimination that even you seem to be expelling toward him.

    This does not appear to be a victory for gay rights, yet liberals seem to be happy about this — which proves my point. Liberals do not care about gays or blacks unless they are liberal gays or blacks.

    As far as being hypocritical, how is this any different from Obama preaching about gay rights outside of the church but not inside the church where he pretends to be clergy?

    Answer: ALL politicians are full of B.S., which is precisely why large government (exactly what liberals want) is so dangerous.

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  • 13. Bloggernista  |  August 31, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Brent,

    Oh how you love to twist logic! No one is claiming Craig as a victory for gay rights. We are pointing out the hypocrisy of his actions in voting against every piece of pro-gay legislation that came his way while seeking sex with men. On other words, as he was cruising for sex with men Craig was actively working to hurt gay people.

    Liberals are not happy about the situation, but we are definitely pointing out the hypocrisy of it and the habitual use of anti-gay rhetoric coming from the Republican Party.

    if Craig was afraid of openly gay people like me, its because of the homophobic culture that has been promoted aggressively by the Republican base and by the Republican leadership which is now throwing him to the curb while giving standing ovations to serial hooker aficionado David Vitter.

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  • 14. Brian  |  August 31, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    As far as being hypocritical, how is this any different from Obama preaching about gay rights outside of the church but not inside the church where he pretends to be clergy?

    Brent,

    I’m not sure what you’re referring to, but Obama is a member of the United Church of Christ, one of the most gay-friendly denominations in the world. The UCC actually supports marriage for gays and lesbians and ordains them as pastors.

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  • 15. Brent  |  August 31, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    Actually, I’m talking about the Southern Baptist Churches that Obama campaigns in.

    You see, he’s nothing but a big huge phony. Baptist Christains are not pro-gay, as your blog suggests constantly. Cut the crap.

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  • 16. Bloggernista  |  August 31, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    Brent, you cut the crap. I have at no point said that Baptist Christians are pro-gay. I have said that Barack Obama is pro-gay. Deal with it.

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  • 17. Brent  |  August 31, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    Are you such an ideologist that you will accept a liar as your candidate?

    Does proof of his deception not sway your opinion of him?

    In other words, since he is going to an obviously anti-gay church to campaign for the black vote in southern states, don’t you see the hyposcrisy associated with this “pro-gay” candidate? Does that not bother you, since you are black and gay, and he is “preaching to the choir“, just for votes?

    That would bother me if that’s what I found out about a candidate that I have been supporting all this time.

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  • 18. Brian  |  August 31, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    Candidates have to campaign to win. As long as Obama isn’t preaching an anti-gay message in those SB churches, then why does it matter if he goes there to get votes? Everyone knows his stance on the issue. The SB organization is also anti-abortion, but everyone knows that Obama is pro-choice.

    Is it hypocritical for a Democratic candidate to campaign in a red state? Or vice versa? You go where you have to go for votes and you stick to your views and beliefs the whole time. If Obama changes those views to fit his audience, then we have a problem.

    One things for sure, IF he campaigns in those churches and IF he wins, he isn’t going to pass laws that will deny rights to GLBT persons.

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