One of a newspapers primary duties is to hold the powerful accountable and to give voice to the voiceless.
U.S. Sen. Larry Craigs account of what happened in the mens restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport has changed whether or not he consulted an attorney, when he hired his attorney, whether he was handcuffed or not, where the piece of toilet paper was. His credibility also is in doubt because of his contradictory statements on whether he would resign.
Since his arrest and guilty plea for disorderly conduct, his statements that he has never had sex with a man, was never named in the 1982 congressional page scandal, didnt know the signals gay men use to solicit sex, and was a victim of profiling have been questioned by more men who contacted us to share their knowledge of the senator.
As with our August report, we didnt rush to print these stories. Weve spent several months checking out the mens backgrounds and details of their accounts. We believe its important for you to know what weve learned, and to hear the mens own words at IdahoStatesman.com.