Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Breaking...Craig gives up committee posts

Like he shouldn't have resigned from the Veterans Affairs Committee months ago??

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Larry Craig has agreed to give up his leadership posts on Senate committees temporarily following his arrest in a Minneapolis airport men's room and subsequent guilty plea, Republican Senate leaders announced Wednesday.

Craig, of Idaho, is the ranking Republican on the Senate Veterans Affairs committee and on two key subcommittees -- the Appropriations Committee's panel overseeing the Interior Department and the Energy and National Resources subcommittee on public lands.

"This is not a decision we take lightly, but we believe this is in the best interest of the Senate until this situation is resolved by the Ethics Committee," the Senate's GOP leaders said in a statement issued Wednesday. The three-term senator also sits on the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee and the Special Committee on Aging.

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