Larry Craig's Resignation: Live Thread
Update: 12:30 pm. He's walking to the podium, his wife and family are with him. The Governor is present too.
First and foremost, let me thank my family for being with me (family claps loudly.) For any public official to be standing with Larry Craig at this point in time is a humbling experience.
He's grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Idaho. He's proud of his record and accomplishments. He chose to serve because he loves Idaho.
To Idahoans, his staff and family: I apologize for what I have caused. I'm deeply sorry. I have little control over what people choose to believe.
To pursue my legal options as I continue to serve Idaho would be too distracting. There are many challenges facing Idaho now and the people deserve someone who can devote 100%.
With sadness and deep regret I will resign Sept. 30th. (Big cheers.) He hopes to allow a smooth and orderly transition of his staff.
I apologize for being unable to serve out a term to which I have been elected.
He and his wife are humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support he's received from everyone (lists different groups of people.)
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