Idaho Sen. Larry Craig was admonished by his Senate colleagues for improper conduct that brought discredit to the chamber in a public letter (PDF) released on the Senate ethics committee Web site this evening. (WSJ)The ethics committee is so harsh! When will they cease to be so cruel?
Ooops! Inferior coding on my part left out this bit from The Hill.
The public letter of admonition signed by all six panel members also criticized Craig for attempting to withdraw his guilty plea. They said Craig seemed to be calculating that by pleading guilty, he would avoid public disclosure and adverse public reaction to his arrest.
The panel said it had decided to resolve the matter through the public admonishment so that, “on behalf of the United States Senate, it may make known clearly that the conduct to which you pled guilty, together with the related and subsequent conduct discussed in this letter, is improper conduct which has reflected discreditably on the Senate."