The Raw Story | Craig’s quick condemnation shows hypocrisy in Senate GOP, critics say
In Vitter’s case, the rendezvous with prostitutes he admitted to occurred before his 2004 election to the Senate and hence would fall outside the purview of the ethics committee. As for Stevens, the most senior Republican in the chamber, he has insisted he is not a “target” of the FBI’s investigation and has not been accused of any crime.
Salon’s Glenn Greenwald outlines some other possible explanations for the different treatment of Craig’s and Vitter’s sexual escapades.
For one thing, Craig’s vacant seat would be filled by a Republican governor, whereas Vitter would be replaced by a Democrat, further tipping the balance of power in the Senate.