Legal experts agree with Senator Larry Craig that his guilty plea on a disorderly conduct charge was a mistake. A good lawyer could have made the charge go away, they say.
Sen. Larry Craig has good reason to regret his guilty plea to a count of disorderly conduct in a Minneapolis airport bathroom — according to legal experts, a good lawyer could have made it go away.
But the Idaho Republican didn’t tell anyone and copped a plea after his now-famous encounter in June with an undercover cop investigating reports of sexual activity in the men’s restroom.
According to the police report of the incident, “At 1216 hours, Craig tapped his right foot. I recognized this as a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct. Craig tapped his toes several times and moves his foot closer to my foot. … Craig then proceeded to swipe his hand under the stall divider several times.”