Washington, DC–Belabored Senator, Larry E. Craig, who has been lobbying a Minnesota jugde to throw out his guilty plea was given a setback yesterday, the New York Times writer Carl Hulse, reports.
Craig, who pled guilty to disorderly conduct after an incident in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, initially opted to resign from the senate. He later reversed course, stating his innocence.
Craig, however, will not seek reelection, but will remain in the senate until his term expires in January 2009.
“When my term has expired, I will retire and not seek re-election.”
Fellow Senate Republicans are not pleased with Craig’s decision.
John Ensign, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, has demanded that Craig stand by his original