While Senatorial observers are consumed with Larry Craig’s “intention” to resign, the GUARDIAN read beyond the sound bite and shows Craig is now offering Idahoans less than he has said they deserve.
At what point did Craig forget his prudent reasoning, voiced Saturday at the Depot?
“…to pursue my legal options, as I continue to serve Idaho, would be an unwanted and unfair distraction of my job and for my Senate colleagues. These are serious
times of war and of conflict—times that deserve the Senate’s and the full nation’s attention.
There are many challenges facing Idaho that I am currently involved in. And the people of Idaho deserve a senator who can devote 100 percent of his time and effort to the critical issues of our state and of our nation.”
Now that Craig has “lawyered up,” he apparently feels the people of Idaho no longer deserve “a senator who can devote 100 percent of his time and effor to the critical issues of our state and of our nation.”
In an attempt to unresign and deny his guilty plea, Craig has hired a dog killer’s attorney–one who has apparently plea bargained Michael Vick out of an NFL job and into prison.
The lame excuse circulating on the internet of attempting to invoke the constitutional ban on arresting members going to and fro during sessions will not wash since the Senator was not prohibited from his travels. The law does not give them IMMUNITY to commit crimes, it merely prevents members from being DETAINED, thus depriving citizens of representation.
Craig was issued a complaint and SUMMONS (to appear in court) which he answered. We cannot imagine a decision from the U.S. Supremes authorizing members of the house and senate to commit crimes while enroute to and from Washington.
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