The police officer who interviewed Sen. Larry Craig after arresting him at the Minneapolis airport repeatedly told Craig he was "very disappointed" that Craig wasn't telling the truth.
In a tape broadcast this afternoon on MSNBC, Sgt. Dave Karsnia said Craig wasn't telling the truth when Craig denied running his hand under the wall between the adjoining stalls Craig and Karsnia occupied in the men's room where Karsnia was running a sting operation.
"I just want to say I'm disappointed in you, sir, I really am," Karsnia said angrily after Craig insisted he wasn't trying to solicit sex from Karsnia.
Craig pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after his arrest June 11 when Karsnia said Craig solicited him for sex.
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Craig did not deny that the two men's shoes touched after he sat down on the toilet. "Did they bump? I suppose so. I don't disagree with that," he told Karsnia.
Then he added, "I'm not gay. I don't do those kinds of things. ... You're out to enforce the law. But you shouldn't be out to entrap people.
"This is not entrapment," Karsnia shot back.
Karsnia tried to assure Craig at one point that he would not go public with Craig's arrest. "I don't call media. I don't do any of that kind of crap," he said.