Craig Aide Says Business as Usual

By Jennifer Parker

Aug 31, 2007 12:45pm

ABC News’ Ronna Waldman reports: Despite reports today quoting anonymous ‘GOP sources" that embattled Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho., will resign Friday, his aide says the Senator will return to Washington, D.C. next week to continue his work as best he can, Craig’s Idaho press secretary tells ABC News.

If that plan changes, the media will be notified, the aide said.

Pressure is 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. 1 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.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called Craig’s conduct "unforgivable," the AP reported Friday. The GOP Senate Leader acknowledged many caucus-members are pushing for Craig to step down.

"We have acted promptly to begin the process of dealing with this conduct," McConnell told the AP. "We will see what happens in the coming days."

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