Sen. Mike Crapo is defending fellow Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig, saying the Senate Ethics Committee rushed to judgment last week when it said Craig acted improperly in connection with a men's room sex sting last year and brought discredit on the Senate."We should withhold judgment and let him pursue his legal rights," Crapo told the Idaho Falls City Club on Tuesday.Craig pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in August after he was accused of soliciting sex in a bathroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in June.After the matter became public, Craig tried to withdraw his plea. A judge in Minnesota refused, saying Craig's plea "was accurate, voluntary and intelligent, and ... supported by the evidence." Craig has appealed that ruling to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.Crapo said the committee should have waited until Craig's appeal had been ruled upon.Senate Republicans demanded the ethics investigation after news broke of Craig's conviction last August. Craig first p...
Sen . Mike Crapo , (R-Idaho), on the debt ceiling deal and the steps to boosting U.S. economic growth.
Sen . Mike Crapo , (R-Idaho), on Idaho couple Mike and Chantell Sackett’s suit against the EPA for blocking them from building their new home, saying their property is a wetland.
Sen . Mike Crapo , (R-Idaho), discusses the need to cut spending for the rest of 2011.
Sen . Mike Crapo , (R-ID), on whether the bailout funds would be best used to help unemployment
Sen . Mike Crapo (R-ID) on the budget cuts a group of 38 senators are calling for, which amount to $4 trillion.
Sen . Mike Crapo (R-ID) on why he voted against the Baucus plan.
Gang of 6 member Sen . Mike Crapo , (R-ID), on the debt debate and their plan to solve the debt crisis.
Sen . Mike Crapo , (R-ID), argues the financial regulation bill will hurt Main Street more than Wall Street.
Sen . Mike Crapo , (R-ID), on why the Baucus bill is flawed.
Sen . Mike Crapo , (R-Idaho), on negotiations over extending the payroll tax cut beyond February 29.
Sen . Mike Crapo , (R-Idaho), on the state holding its first Caucus rather than a Primary and whether Mitt Romney can get a win in the state.
Sen . Mike Crapo on debt talks, Senate proposal
Sen . Mike Crapo , (R-Idaho), questions the White House’s use of prosecutorial discretion to implement its immigration policy.
Sen . Mike Crapo (R-ID) says Kathleen Sebelius took responsibility for the failure of the website but the rollout has had a lot of unintended consequences.
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Sen . Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) weighs in on the potential senate vote today on a bill to fund the government for the next six months.
Denying that he did anything wrong and stating emphatically that "I am not gay," Sen. Larry Craig asked the people of Idaho on Tuesday to forgive him for being arres...
Sen . Mike Crapo , (R-Idaho), on efforts to reach a deal on the debt ceiling.