WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, who is under an ethics investigation by the Senate, announced Thursday that he will resign his seat on May 3.
Ensign had previously said he would not run for re-election in 2012 following revelations that he had an affair with a female aide who was the wife of another top aide, and that his parents subsequently gave money to the aides' family.
If he had any character what so ever he would have done this months ago. Good riddance and don't the let door hit you on the way out.
Did he run out of bribing money?
It is about time. This man has disgraced his family and the office he holds. Is it not amazing that the party of family values has none?
Another one bites the dust.
Oh, that's right – just like every state, Nevada has two Senators. Funny, throughout the 2010 elections, conservatives repeatedly brought up Reid, and blamed all of Nevada's problems solely on him. Yet, the junior senator, Ensign, the Republican, and the one under investigation regarding ethics, wasn't even mentioned at all.
Senator Ensign has made the correct decision. Had he really been thinking of his constituents and family he would have done so earlier.
This would be a disgrace to most people ,but as a GOP politicianit is a badge of honor. Now he can run for Governor and should get elected with all the influence his parents have there.
good old-fashioned Republican family values!
The Republican Party of the Self-Righteous strikes again! What a joke! The biggest bunch of hypocrites are in the Republican Party.
It would be interesting to hear what the people of Nevada think about this. Personally, if he were my senator, I would have hoped he would have resigned when this whole nasty business came to light.