Statement by Judy Smith Spokesperson for Billy Martin Regarding Senator Larry Craig

Sep 01, 2007, 01:00 ET from Impact Strategies, LLC

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Senator Larry
 Craig announced that he has retained Washington DC attorney Billy Martin as
 legal counsel to look into all of the facts and the law surrounding his
 arrest at the Minneapolis airport in June. Minneapolis attorney Tom Kelly
 has also been retained by Senator Craig to assist in his representation.
 The public has heard the tape that was released by law enforcement
 officials in Minneapolis and is aware of the discrepancies between the
 Senator's view of what he says actually occurred and the officer's
 accusations. Unfortunately, Senator Craig did not seek legal counsel to
 discuss the Minneapolis incident before resolving the charges on his own.
 Senator Craig has served the people of Idaho with honor and distinction for
 the past 18 years.
     Martin said, "The arrest of any citizen raises very serious
 constitutional questions, especially when that citizen says that he is
 innocent and pled guilty in an attempt to avoid public embarrassment.
 Senator Craig, like every other American citizen, deserves the full
 protection of our laws. He has the right to pursue any and all legal
 remedies available as he begins the process of trying to clear his good

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