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Eye On Boise

Fischer calls for Craig resignation

Bryan Fischer’s Idaho Values Alliance is among those calling for Sen. Larry Craig to resign. In a statement posted on the group’s website “regretfully” calling for resignation, Fischer, a conservative pastor, wrote, “No member of the Republican Party in the 1860s could represent his party and be a slaveholder at the same time. Nor can the Republican Party of today speak with authority and clarity to the moral issues that confront our society and at the same time send ambivalent messages about sexual behavior. It is time for the Republican Party to be the party that defends the American family in word, deed, and by personal example.”

After Craig’s press conference, Fischer said, “I think it’s appropriate for the senator to resign. … He’s made it pretty clear he’s going to serve out his term.”

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