Larry Craig just got the pummeling he’s always wanted!
The Senate’s Ethic Committee told the Idaho Senator this afternoon that he acted “unethically” and “brought discredit to the Senate,” according to the AP. The committee, which is led by Democrat Barbara Boxer, – also wrote that Craig knew exactly what he was doing in that bathroom and attempted to misuse his position to sway the arresting officer:
The six members of the committee – three Democrats and three Republicans – told Craig they believed he “committed the offense to which you pled guilty” and that “you entered your plea knowingly, voluntarily and intelligently.”
The panel also admonished Craig for showing the arresting officer a business card that identified him as a U.S. senator. Craig has been reported to have told the officer at the time, “What do you think about that?”
The committee wrote, “You knew or should have known that a reasonable person in the position of the arresting officer could view your action and statement as an improper attempt by you to use your position and status … to receive special and favorable treatment.”
Despite their conclusion, Boxer and her colleagues did not recommend any further action against the politico. They must have taken pity on the man, who will not be running for reelection and whose legacy will forever be tarnished by his bathroom antics.
What’s more, now everyone knows his trollish ways and he’ll never again be able to cruise with shameful confidence. Poor thing.