Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) returned to Capitol Hill for the first time Tuesday since the revelation he had pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after his arrest during a police gay sex sting operation in a men’s room at the Minneapolis airport.
“He is here representing Idaho, working on transition and meeting with his legal team,’’ said his spokesman, Dan Whiting.
Just before noon, Craig headed into the Senate chamber for a vote, saying only: “Doing well. Doing well.” Outside, in the hallway, he shook hands with Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), who has come to his defense.
Craig was arrested June 11 and pleaded guilty Aug. 1, but is now fighting to withdraw his plea because he says it was under duress – and he’s really not guilty.
A court hearing is set for Sept. 26 in Minnesota.