GOP Calls For Ethics Investigation

By Ed O'Keefe

Aug 28, 2007 4:37pm

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf Reports: Moments before Senator Larry Craig’s press conference in Idaho, Senate Republicans back in Washington called for an Ethics investigation of the events surrounding the Republican’s June arrest in the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.

"Late yesterday we became aware of the incident involving Senator Larry Craig and his subsequent admission of guilt in a Minnesota court," the statement from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senators Trent Lott, R-Miss., Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Tex., and John Ensign, R-Nev., began.

The Republican leadership quintet added, "This is a serious matter," adding that they would "recommend that Senator Craig’s incident be reported to the Senate Ethics Committee for its review."

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