…News about Sen. Larry Craig’s June arrest at an airport in Minnesota has prompted Mitt Romney’s campaign to take down a YouTube video starring the senator, who has been a supporter of Romney. The Romney campaign named Craig a co-chair of the former governor’s Idaho Leadership Team back in late May, but Craig has now distanced himself from the Romney camp.
“Senator Craig has stepped down from his role with the campaign. He did not want to be a distraction and we accept his decision,” Romney spokesman Matt Rhoades told us tonight.
Rhoades elaborated, “He did not want to be a distraction and we accept his decision.”
Meanwhile, Craig’s trying to place the blame on police. He said in a statement
At the time of this incident, I complained to the police that they were misconstruing my actions. I should have had the advice of counsel in resolving this matter. In hindsight, I should not have pled [sic] guilty. I was trying to handle this matter myself quickly and expeditiously.
Not quickly enough for staffers, who described Craig’s fuck up as “foolish”.