WASHINGTON — Idaho Sen. Larry Craig will resign from the Senate Saturday after pressure from fellow Republicans to step down after an arrest in a men’s room sex sting, Republican officials said Friday.
Craig decided to resign with plans to make the announcement on Saturday, the Associated Press reported.
Craig will hold a news conference in Boise on Saturday, his spokesman, Dan Whiting said, but he would not say whether the three-term senator planned to step down. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, however, appeared to have settled on a successor: Lt. Gov. Jim Risch, according to several Republicans familiar with internal deliberations.
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Sat PM Update: As expected, Craig announced today that he will resign – effective 9/30.