Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Republicans Call For Craig To Resign

Gee I don't seem to remember these same people calling for the head of David "I frequent hookers" Vitter. Homophobia is alive and well in the Republican party.
Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) and Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.) called for Craig to step down.

White House spokesman Scott Stanzel, who was traveling with President Bush, said, "We are disappointed in the matter," without offering more detail, according to the Associated Press. Stanzel said he hoped the ethics committee would do its work completely, "as that would be in the best interests of the Senate and the people of Idaho," the AP reported.

However, Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), the GOP whip and former majority leader, stopped short of suggesting that Craig quit. "I'm not ready to call for that," Lott said in an interview with Fox News. He said he wanted to give the ethics committee time to investigate the matter.

The Senate GOP leaders signaled in a statement yesterday that they were considering whether to force Craig from his senior posts. By removing his ranking member status a day after Craig publicly defended himself at a news conference--where he asserted that he is "not gay" and was the victim of a "witch hunt" by an Idaho newspaper--demonstrated how emphatically Republicans were trying to separate themselves from Craig.
Where is the ethics investigation of David Vitter? Where are the calls for him to resign? He frequented a prostitute, which is a CRIME why the double standard? I bet had you propositioned a female in the bathroom the calls for his resignation would not be coming.

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