Idaho Senator Larry Craig announces his resignation

Staff Report

The Associated Press

Idaho Senator Larry Craig has announced his resignation.

Craig has been under pressure from fellow Republicans to step aside after his June arrest in a sex sting became public this week.

Craig says he will leave the Senate at the end of the month.

In announcing his decision, Craig said he was "deeply sorry," apologizing to his wife and family, as well as the people of Idaho, his staff and Senate colleagues.