Judge questions ex-Sen. Larry "Wide Stance" Craig's use of campaign cash to pay for legal defense

Share

craig5

I never thought I'd ever have to drag out an old Larry Craig images, but here we go. You remember Craig, right? He found himself in some legal hot water after being arrested for lewd conduct in an airport men's room. He allegedly solicited sex. Allegedly. There was foot-tapping and wide-stancing and a lot of "I love my wife-ing."

And apparently, a lot of legal fees.

(AP) -- A federal judge sounded skeptical Monday of former Sen. Larry Craig's claim that he properly used $217,000 in campaign funds for his legal defense after his arrest in a 2007 airport bathroom sex sting. 

Craig is saying that his trip was "official" since he was traveling between Idaho and Washington for work, and therefore his campaign money could cover it. The judge disagreed.

[Judge] Jackson pointed out a letter Craig's lawyers wrote to the Senate Ethics Committee in 2007 describing Craig's arrest and conviction as "purely personal conduct unrelated to the performance of official Senate duties."

"I'm supposed to ignore that?" she asked.

Larry Craig wanted us to ignore a lot of things.

Share