The Republicans may have abandoned Larry Craig, but the embattled Senator found an unlikely supporter: homo-politico Barney Frank. The Massachusetts representative thinks Craig should defy calls for his resignation:
What he did, it’s hypocritical, but it’s not an abuse of his office in the sense that he was taking money for corrupt votes. I think people should resign when they have clearly done the job in a way that is dishonest. It’s one thing to say that someone can’t be trusted to vote without being corrupt, it’s another to say that he can’t be trusted to go to the bathroom by himself.
Frank’s definitely got a point, but can voters really trust someone who says one thing and does another? There’s something to be said for integrity.
Meanwhile, yet another Republican’s come out against Craig. Indiana’s Rep. Mark Souder said,
While additional concerns are being raised, Senator Craig already demonstrated that he is unfit to serve in the U.S. Congress when he pled guilty. I believe that he needs to step down.
Souder joins John McCain, Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida and Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman in calling for Craig’s resignation. Coleman also donated Larry Craig’s campaign contribution to charity. You know things are serious when politicos start turning over cash.