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June 17, 2009

Ensign Resigns Senate Leadership Position

Done.

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) has resigned as the chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, quitting his leadership post the day after he announced he had an extramarital affair.

“He’s accepted responsibility for his actions and apologized to his family and constituents,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a statement provided to POLITICO. “He offered, and I accepted, his resignation as chairman of the Policy Committee.”

The swift movement by Republicans – with Ensign’s consent – to clear him out of Senate leadership is a sign that the party wants nothing to do with another sex scandal as it tries to slow down the massive Obama agenda and focus on health care, energy and other pressing issues. Ensign has said he will remain focused on his Senate duties representing Nevada, but his days as a rising star in GOP politics are clearly done.

Too bad he didn't have the sense to not mess around with a married staffer be a Democrat.

Personally, I don't think what Ensign did is that big of a deal but there are two standards and Republicans are held to and hold themselves to the higher one. We need to start finding ways to hold the Democrats to the same one. We also need to find Skittles shitting unicorns.


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