GOP Sen. Ensign: My Sex Scandal Was “Legal,” Unlike Clinton’s

August 19, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) began his statewide apology tour in Nevada today, meeting with his constituents to tell them how truly sorry he was, that he was forced to publicly admit to having a sexual relationship with his best friend’s wife, after his mistress’ husband threatened to reveal the scandalous affair to the media.

Ensign declared his disreputable behavior “legal,” unlike former President Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Ensign made an appearance on Wednesday before a roomful of 100 supporters at a Chamber of Commerce event in Fernley, Nevada.

Since the details of Ensign’s affair have been revealed, he has been criticized as a hypocrite, for condemning the affair of Bill Clinton and voting for his impeachment. Ensign told the Associated Press before he spoke to the friendly group of local businessman, “I haven’t done anything legally wrong.” Ensign notes that Clinton lied under oath about his affair.

Ensign carried on a sexual relationship with former campaign aide Cynthia Hampton for over a year. Her husband, Doug Hampton also worked for Ensign in both his Capital Hill and state Senate offices.

His mistress’ family was paid $96,000 in three separate payments by Ensign’s parents, after the affair ended. The $96,000 came on top of a $25,000 “severance” payment made to his mistress, when she left his employ.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics are calling for an investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee and the Federal Elections Commission, to determine if the payoffs made to the Hamptons were illegal.


5 Responses to “GOP Sen. Ensign: My Sex Scandal Was “Legal,” Unlike Clinton’s”

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  2. Paula S on August 19th, 2009 9:49 pm

    I’m not sure how Clinton’s affair was illegal but what difference does that make anyway? We aren’t talking legalities here. We are talking about moral issues and holding one’s self to a higher standard when one is a public servant. This finger pointing is ridiculous and there’s just way too much of this kind of behavior going on with politicians today. It’s disgusting.

  3. Old Man Dotes on August 19th, 2009 11:07 pm

    It’s the Republicans having affairs and pointing at Democrats in a futile attempt to misdirect.

    FWIW I’m a Libertarian myself.

  4. SHAME on August 20th, 2009 12:02 am

    $121,000 I think that’s legal in Nevada.

  5. David Whitten on September 10th, 2009 11:42 pm

    I often encounter such verbal behavior while attempting to treat and/or counsel various psychopaths in the Texas Prison System. Externalization of blame is quite common with said population. These closeted Repulipigs are a strange lot. Of course, Freud was spot-on with the defense mechanism of “reaction formation.” I become quite concerned when a GOPig starts emitting words like a dysenteric cur concerning their feigned “family values.” And, the dim-witted Christians, who are quite easy to convince of things such as people walking on water, dividing the Red Sea, raising the dead, and expanding the eating portions of Long John Silvers to massive proportions are apt to believe anything.

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