From NBC's Ken Strickland and Domenico Montanaro
A Minnesota appeals court today rejected Larry Craig's request to withdraw his guilty plea stemming from a sex sting in a Minneapolis airport bathroom last year. (Here's the decision.)
"I am extremely disappointed by the action of the Minnesota Court of Appeals," Craig (R-ID) said in a statement. "I disagree with their conclusion and remain steadfast in my belief that nothing criminal or improper occurred at the Minneapolis airport. I maintain my innocence, and currently my attorneys and I are reviewing the decision and looking into the possibility of appealing. I would like to thank all of those who have continued to support me and my family throughout this difficult time."