Craig: The GOP’s Fake Threat

The Washington Post is reporting that the GOP is threatening to drag Craig through public hearings if he doesn’t resign:

Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho is a tough guy to run out of town.

Not that his Republican colleagues aren’t trying. Worried that the disgraced lawmaker intends to remain in the Senate indefinitely, they are threatening to notch up the public humiliation by seeking an open ethics hearing on the restroom scandal that enveloped Craig last month.

::cough:: bullshit ::cough::

The Republican’s worst fear is a prolonged period of public scrutiny on the Senator. He is a prime example of the hypocrisy of the social conservative movement.

This is nothing more than a pre-emptive strike in the event Democrats seek an ethics hearing:

The call for a public hearing is not unprecedented. In 1995, the Senate narrowly rejected holding an open forum to examine sexual misconduct allegations against Bob Packwood (R-Ore.). The Democrat who called for the open Packwood hearing? Barbara Boxer (Calif.), the current chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee.

The Republicans really want Senator Craig to just go away. You can smell the sweat outside the beltway.

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2 Responses

  1. Can you imagine the questions in an ethics hearing? Would we finally find out all of the rules of toe-tapping and bathroom solicitation? The mind reels at the fun to be had.

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