The male escort responsible for the downfall of Christian evangelist Ted Haggard is now alleging Idaho Sen. Larry Craig also came to see him in Denver.
In a new radio interview with a station in Palm Springs, Calif., Mike Jones hesitated from making the allegation on the air but a TV camera was rolling during a radio commercial break and that's when he made the accusation.
Jones was in the studios of a news radio station to promote his new book.
The radio station said Jones told them he would reveal something about Craig.
While he hesitated doing so on the air, he was much more open during a commercial.
"Let me just say this. His travel records to Denver have been documented," Jones said.
When the radio interviewer asked if he was ever in a hotel at the same time with Craig, Jones said, "No, he came to see me.
"One of the things I was good at was figuring out what people did for a living when they came to see me, by things they said or their actions. So, be in a position where you have to guess what people did for a living, occupation-wise. Someone comes in to you and the first question they say is, 'Do you follow politics?' And you would say, 'Yes.' 'Oh. The weather is cold outside, isn't it?' What would you think that person is involved with?" Jones asked.
"I will just tell you a gentleman came in and said that exact thing to me."
When the radio interviewer asked if the man looked similar to Craig, Jones responded, "I've been with many politicians and all I can tell you is, for a fact, that Larry Craig is a hypocrite."
When asked for comment, Craig's office responded: "Mike Jones allegations are completely false ... Clearly anyone can make an accusation absent of details that would be easy to refute."
In the meantime, Craig is vowing to finish out his term despite a Minnesota judge on Thursday refusing to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea in a men's room sex sting.
Idaho's governor said he's already chosen a replacement for Craig. Leaders in the senator's own Republican party are pushing hard for Craig to resign.
Haggard resigned as pastor of the New Life megachurch in Colorado Springs last year after Jones accused him of having a three-year, meth-fueled sexual relationship. Haggard denied taking the drug but admitted the relationship.
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