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Martinez calls Craig incident "very troubling"

Florida Sen. Mel Martinez, who leads the national Republican party, said in a telephone interview from Jordan that he'd wait to get back to Washington "to opine on his [Craig's] service.

"'But it's very disturbing, very much of concern,'' Martinez said of the senior senator who entered a guilty plea following a sting at an airport mens' room. ``As senators we are held to a higher standard and we should be.''

Read the increasing pressure on Craig to resign here.

And Martinez's own "disturbing" moment - his military plane was fired on after leaving Baghdad airport here.

Martinez and Miami Democrat Rep. Kendrick Meek each spent about 22 hours in Iraq, meeting with the same military officials. But they came back with starkly different impressions.

Read those here


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