The press conference starts at 4:30 pm. We’ll liveblog it and put up some photos or video. Wolf Blitzer isn’t sure Craig will answer any questions. Don’t count on it.
4:37 P.M. Craig apologizes to family, friends, staff and fellow Idahoans.
“I did nothing wrong at the Minneapolis airport.” “I overreacted and made a poor decision.”
Big mistake not to retain counsel. Now, he has retained counsel.
For eight months, my family has been viciously harassed by Idaho Statesman. I am not gay. Have never been gay. Statesman has harassed me.
That’s why I overreacted.
“I am not gay.” (Again, for emphasis.)
Next month, I’ll decide if I’m seeking re-election. I take full responsibility for a lapse in judgment I made trying to handle this myself.
Asked people of Idaho to forgive him.
“I’m sure this is an issue that is not over”
Posting the statement on website (and here’s the link)….and will respond from there.
Legal analysis from CNN’s Jeff Toobin: “In the many bizarre…statements that politicians have made over the years, this certainly has to rank among the strangest ever by an American politician.”