[<< wikinews] U.S. Senator Larry Craig to resign
Friday, August 31, 2007 

United States Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) is announcing on September 1 that he will resign his post, effective September 30. Craig was involved in a scandal where he allegedly propositioned another man for sex in a bathroom at a Minneapolis airport. Craig has previously claimed he was "in the bathroom for its intended purpose." The senator said in a news conference that "I am not gay. I have never have been gay," and that he "pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in the hopes that it would go away." This comes just before the Republican National Convention would have called on Craig to resign.

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== Sources ==
 "Idaho Sen. Craig to resign" — Associated Press, August 31, 2007
 "GOP Sen. Larry Craig To Resign" — CBS News, August 31, 2007
 "Report: Embattled Senator Larry Craig Will Resign Saturday" — FOX News, August 31, 2007
 "Craig to announce resignation Saturday" — CNN, August 31, 2007

== External links ==
Larry Craig's official website
Video report by the Associated Press
Transcript of audio interview with Larry Craig