Disgraced former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, who resigned two years ago after he was caught cruising for gay sex in an airport bathroom, has returned to Washington as a lobbyist. The Huffington Post reports:
Those walking around the halls of Congress on Monday afternoon were treated to a peculiar sighting as Former Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho), long ago disgraced in a bizarre airport bathroom scandal and two-years removed from office, rode the subway that runs beneath the Capitol.
[Craig] was, he said, “making the rounds” to see former Senate colleagues. From which CNN reported that the Idaho Republican was now a lobbyist, free to talk shop with Congress members after waiting through a cooling off period.
Craig’s firm, New West Strategies, wouldn’t actually confirm lobbying was now part of his portfolio. “I didn’t say that,” said Mike Ware, a principle at New West, adding, with emphasis, that “the cooling off period IS over.”