Larry Craig ‘making the rounds’ again in D.C.

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.”

 

—  John Wright