Sen. Ensign says he's resigning next month
April 21st, 2011
07:00 PM ET

Sen. Ensign says he's resigning next month

U.S. Sen. John Ensign, a Nevada Republican who is under an ethics investigation by the Senate, announced Thursday that he will resign his seat on May 3.

Ensign (pictured) 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.

"While I stand behind my firm belief that I have not violated any law, rule, or standard of conduct of the Senate, and I have fought to prove this publicly, I will not continue to subject my family, my constituents, or the Senate to any further rounds of investigation, depositions, drawn out proceedings, or especially public hearings," Ensign said in a statement. "For my family and me, this continued personal cost is simply too great."

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  1. banasy

    @ole lady: stinks, doesn't it? We've all been there, trust me. You're now an official member of the LLCNN: Lovely Ladies of CNN. Members, (imo) are: Jazzy, raven, chrissy, ole lady, Joey, and of course, myself. Yay! Did I miss anyone? Prolly.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    Ensign is a dawg. And they say only the Dems are unethical....

    April 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzzz

    Hello Banasy , Rave, Crissy and My FAV sorry gals she just my kinda FUNNY .... OLE LADY, HEHEHEHE

    April 21, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz

    Opps sorry RAVEN. I must be more tired than I thought.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    Joeys a lady ??

    April 21, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ole Lady

    Ladies. For a good laugh. Please go to CNN home page in health section article True Measure. Or thechart.blog.cnn.com and go to True Measure. I learned a new word from the article. Micropenis. LOL

    April 21, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. raven

    Speakina gettin jacked: anyone seen Cesar? after he got upset about bein (wrongfully imo) accused I havent seen mucha him?

    April 21, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. raven

    lol ole lady !! i gotta see this!! the article that is,already seen a micropenis. only once tho and not for long! Lol!

    April 21, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy

    I think Joey's a lady, but I'm prolly wrong. That's just my gut, tho!
    And ole lady IS a hoot!

    April 21, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy

    Raven! I'm shocked and appalled! *snicker*

    April 21, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ole Lady

    I haven't see one in a while but then I'm always PMSing. I can't Putup with Mens S#?@ LOL

    April 21, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy

    Ole lady, the word "girth" cracks me up even more than "micropenis"!

    Girth. *snicker, snicker*

    What if one has a micropenis *and* large girth? He'd look like a hockey puck with a portabella mushroom stuck to it! Hahahahahahaha! How do I was my brain from *that* image?

    April 21, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. raven

    Ah know,right ? I did check it out.(the article 🙂 ).and I do think its true :men are more concerned about that than women. If the spark is there and love is there nothin else really matters,our biggest s.e.x. organ is our brain anyway .

    April 21, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. raven

    LOL ,LOL my sista, cant stop laughin ! puck +mushroom!! crackin me up !!

    April 21, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ole Lady

    @raven. Saw Cesar in hudson drowning article earlier today. I said hello and then I couldn't blog in there anymore. It wouldn't let me.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
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