Newspaper Writes on Senator's Sexuality For the past five months, The Idaho Statesman has been working on an expose of sorts on Republican Sen. Larry Craig, but it didn't have the evidence to go forward with the story until Monday.
NPR logo

Hear 'Idaho Statesman' Columnist Dan Popkey

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/14004861/14004815" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Newspaper Writes on Senator's Sexuality

Law

Newspaper Writes on Senator's Sexuality

Hear 'Idaho Statesman' Columnist Dan Popkey

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/14004861/14004815" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

For the past five months, The Idaho Statesman has been working on a story about Larry Craig's sexuality, but it didn't have the corroborating evidence to go forward with the story until yesterday — when it was revealed that Craig, a Republican senator from Idaho, pleaded guilty to a public disturbance while allegedly soliciting an undercover police officer for sex.

Dan Popkey, politics and government columnist for the newspaper, talks with Robert Siegel.