In 2007, Sen. Craig was arrested in a police sting operation at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport after he solicited an undercover officer in a bathroom stall. Although Craig claimed he was innocent of the charges and not gay, he later filed a guilty plea to a lesser charge. When news broke, three men came out to report sexual misconduct by Craig. By the fall, Craig announced his resignation and pushed to have his guilty plea withdrawn. Craig later retracted his resignation and finished his term in office in January 2009.