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IDP chair Roark to Idaho GOoPers: Grow a pair and call for Lavatory Larry to resign
From the Idaho Democratic Party:
Democrats break long silence on Craig
GOP leaders must step up and convince senator to resign
BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Democratic Party Chairman R. Keith Roark issued a challenge to top state Republican Party brass today, asking them to publicly call for Sen. Larry Craig’s resignation or face the political fallout for protecting one of their own at the expense of the state’s interests.
Roark’s action comes one day after the United States Senate Ethics Committee issued a stinging rebuke of Idaho Senator Larry Craig in its Public Letter of Admonition.
“Idahoans are not only shocked and embarrassed by the conduct of Larry Craig, they are dismayed by his response,” Roark said. “It is clear that Larry Craig intends to put his own self interest before the people of Idaho and their right to equal representation among the states.”
Idaho voters have an absolute right to be represented by two, ethical and credible United States Senators. Furthermore, Idaho voters want their senators to work credibly and effectively on the issues that matter: ending a disastrous war; solving the mortgage and housing crisis and making health care affordable for all Idaho families.
Larry Craig has been stripped of his leadership positions, shunned by his colleagues and admonished by a bipartisan ethics committee for his unethical behavior. He cannot do what Idahoans need to be done.
“I have today written to Idaho Governor Butch Otter, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo, U.S. Representatives Simpson and Sali and all of the Republican candidates for Larry Craig’s Senate position urging them to prevail upon Sen. Craig to resign,” Roark said.
With the Senate Ethic Committee’s letter of admonishment to Sen. Craig, the congressional process has finally come to a conclusion.
“It’s now time for Idaho’s Republican Party leaders to make their position known: Are they going to support the people of Idaho, or are they going to support the tawdry self interests of Larry Craig?”