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Allard Comes to Larry Craig’s Defense

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Watching the TV and reading the Internets, it’s almost impossible to find anyone defending Idaho Senator Larry Craig, who pleaded guilty this month to disorderly conduct following a June arrest in a men’s bathroom.

Craig today insisted in a public statement that he is not gay. No one seems to be buying it. Except Colorado’s Sen. Wayne Allard.

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Allard said he’s never heard anyone discuss Craig’s sexuality. “Never. Nada. Not one rumor of impropriety,” he said. The two have worked together on a number of Western issues.

“I’m flabbergasted,” Allard said. “I don’t believe he’s gay.”

The arrest report is here. The Idaho Statesman’s report on its five-month investigation is here.

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