Craig moves to retract his plea

Senator says anxiety clouded his judgment

MINNEAPOLIS -- U.S. Sen. Larry Craig filed court papers Monday seeking to withdraw his guilty plea in an airport sex sting, saying he entered the plea under stress caused by media inquiries into his sexuality.

Craig, R-Idaho, pleaded guilty in August to disorderly conduct following his June arrest in a men's bathroom at the Minneapolis airport. A police report alleged that Craig had solicited sex from a male officer at the airport, which the senator has denied.

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Craig is the gift that keeps on giving. I hope he puts up a long, hard fight.

Give me a break! Old guy goes to bathroom between flights and loses job in Senate. We have gone past partisan insanity, gotcha media, and extremely weird police tactics.

I think the cop is either Gay or is just plain weird to accept public bathroom duty.

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