Craig’s Right to an Attorney

In addition to everything that has already been said about the Larry Craig incident, one thing that is perhaps most shocking to me is how stupidly he has behaved throughout this whole process. Craig knew that the Idaho Statesman was already doing extensive reporting about his sexuality (whether this was good journalism or not is another matter), but I’m baffled as to why, given the scrutiny he was under, he’d go out solicit sex in a public restroom. Even if you were to go to extraordinary lengths to give him the benefit of the doubt that he wasn’t seeking sex in the bathroom, as a U.S. Senator who believed he was wrongly accused of a crime, it is absolutely stunning that he would waive his right to an attorney.