Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, seen during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington in this May 25, 2006, photo asked his family, friends, and Idahoas for forgiveness Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, for pleading guilty in his lewd conduct arrest in Minnesota, for not informing them of it, and said "I am not gay." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Senator Larry Craig's top spokesman says Craig has just about dropped any idea of trying to complete his term, and that he's focused on helping Idaho send a new senator to Washington within a few weeks.
Over the weekend, Craig said he planned to resign, in the aftermath of his arrest in Minnesota in an airport men's room sex sting. But yesterday, Republican leaders in the Senate said he had told them that he would only resign if he failed in his effort to
reverse his guilty plea to a lesser charge.
Now, a spokesman says the only circumstances under which Craig
might try to complete his term would be if the guilty plea is reversed by September 30th, and if Senate Republican leaders agree to restore the committee posts that were taken away this week. The spokesman says those scenarios are unlikely.