It hasn’t been a good week for GOP lawmakers. Former Repub state Senator John McGee and U.S. Senator Larry Craig were the object of formal charges filed in separate court cases this week.
McGee, still on probation for his infamous D.U.I. in a stolen motorhome, has been hit with “disturbing the peace,” by the same prosecutor who went out of state to find an attorney to handle the D.U.I. matter last year. But this time, McGee was just a regular citizen. The complaint originated from a female state employee and it’s a safe bet she didn’t report him “disturbing the peace.” He also is charged with violating his unsupervised probation which required him to not get in further trouble. Both charges are misdemeanor criminal violations.
Craig, who became famous for tapping his foot during a sit down in the men’s room at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport five years ago, was charged with federal election violations. The feds say he misused $217,000 in campaign funds for his legal defense. Craig’s latest case is a civil matter.
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