Ol’ Wide Stance Loses
Bathroom goblin Larry Craig used $200k or so of his campaign money for his defense when he got pulled over for soliciting hot gay sex in an airport bathroom. Larry wanted the resulting FEC case against him dismissed. And surprise! The judge ruled that the trial will proceed:
Craig had argued that the airport bathroom trip fell under his official duties as senator because he was traveling between Idaho and Washington for work, and therefore the legal fees could be paid for with campaign money.
But U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected that argument. She wrote in her ruling that the charge against Craig didn’t relate “to his conduct as a legislator, but only actions undertaken in the privacy and anonymity of a restroom stall.” Jackson set a scheduling conference in the case for April 26.
This also gives us a chance to post this video again.
Ex Sen. Larry Craig Loses Bid to Dismiss FEC Lawsuit [Talking Points Memo]