People are so eager to see Senator Craig leave that his replacement was leaked before he even resigned, which isn’t expected until tomorrow:
Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig will resign from the Senate amid a furor over his arrest and guilty plea in a police sex sting in an airport men’s room, Republican officials said Friday.
Craig will announce at a news conference in Boise Saturday morning that he will resign effective Sept. 30, four state GOP officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The announcement follows by just five days the disclosure that he had pleaded guilty Aug. 1 to a reduced misdemeanor charge arising out of his arrest June 11 at the Minneapolis airport.
The three-term Republican senator had maintained that he did nothing wrong except for making the guilty plea without consulting a lawyer. But he found almost no support among Republicans in his home state or Washington.
Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter appeared Friday to have already settled on a successor: Lt. Gov. Jim Risch, according to several Republicans familiar with internal deliberations.
Fox News is also reporting that Lt. Gov. Jim Risch will be replacing Craig.
Next question: With Craig out of the picture, will the mainstream network news outlets now report on Hillary Clinton’s corrupt, dishonest donor problem, especially since it appears that there’s a lot of there there.