Sen. Larry Craig Tells Staff He’ll Resign Saturday

By Jennifer Parker

Aug 31, 2007 5:37pm

Sen. Larry Craig told his staff he intends to announce his resignation tomorrow, according to a Senate Republican source. "It’s over," the source said.

During what was described as an emotional conference call with his staff at about 4:30 this afternoon, the senator apologized to his staff and maintained that he is innocent and will work to clear his name, the source told ABC News. The call lasted for about 15 minutes.

His announcement will be made at 10:30 a.m. Mountain Time at the Historic Boise Train Depot.

Pressure has been mounting on Craig to resign after news broke of his arrest in an undercover sting operation in an airport men’s room. Craig pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on Aug. 8 but has maintained that he did nothing wrong.

Republican leaders have launched investigations into the matter and Republican senators have publicly called on Craig to step down.

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