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Breaking: Sen. Craig reconsidering his intention to resign.

By Faiz Shakir  

"Breaking: Sen. Craig reconsidering his intention to resign."

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Last week, Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) announced, “It is with sadness and deep regret that I announce that it is my intent to resign from the Senate, effective Sept. 30.” Apparently, he is now reconsidering. MSNBC’s Dan Abrams reports that the man who said “he would resign to avoid becoming a distraction is now once again a distraction.” Sidney Smith, Craig’s spokesman, said, “It’s not such a foregone conclusion anymore, that the only thing he could do was resign.” Watch it:

UPDATE: The AP reported today, “Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, suggested Craig’s GOP colleagues who pressured him last week to resign should re-examine the facts surrounding his arrest June 11. ‘The more people take a look at the situation, there may well be second thoughts,’ Specter, a former prosecutor, said Tuesday.”

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