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Video of the Day: Sen. Craig's First Denial

Sen. Larry Craig, a three-term Republican senator from Idaho, insisted in a press conference today that he is "not gay" and that he "overreacted" when pleading guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge after being arrested in an airport men's room.

During its wall-to-wall coverage today, CNN played this old ABC News report, featuring Craig — a congressman at the time — issuing a preemptive denial of involvement in a congressional sex and drug scandal.

The reporter: News & Notes commentator Carole Simpson, then a reporter for ABC News.

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