Ex-Senator Larry Craig
Ex-Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig is attempting to derail a federal election lawsuit against him by laughably arguing that his notorious July 11, 2007, Minneapolis airport bathroom bust in a sex-sting operation was actually part of The Senate's business. The Federal Election Commission argues that he owes $217,000 in campaign funds he used to pay for his criminal defense.
The FEC sued Craig, charging that he converted the campaign money to personal use by spending it on his legal defense after he was accused of soliciting sex in a Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport bathroom.
"Not only was the trip itself constitutionally required, but Senate rules sanction reimbursement for any cost relating to a senator's use of a bathroom while on official travel," Craig's lawyer wrote in documents Thursday.
At the time of his initial arrest, an undercover officer said Craig tapped his feet and signaled under a stall divider that he wanted sex. Some other ATIT coverage of The Senator around the time of "the incident."