What should the Senate Ethics Committee do about this?

Posted on July 5th, 2011 by admin1 in political consulting firm

As if sleeping with a former campaign aide wasn’t bad enough, John Ensign (R-Nev.) has a new headache:

"Early last year, Senator John Ensign contacted a small circle of political and corporate supporters back home in Nevada — a casino designer, an airline executive, the head of a utility and several political consultants — seeking work for a close friend and top Washington aide, Douglas Hampton. . . .

"The job pitch left out one salient fact: the senator was having an affair with Mr. Hampton’s wife, Cynthia, a member of his campaign staff. The tumult that the liaison was causing both families prompted Mr. Ensign, a two-term Republican, to try to contain the damage and find a landing spot for Mr. Hampton," the New York Times reports.

"In the coming months, the senator arranged for Mr. Hampton to join a political consulting firm and lined up several donors as his lobbying clients, according to interviews, e-mail messages and other records. Mr. Ensign and his staff then repeatedly intervened on the companies’ behalf with federal agencies in Washington, often after urging from Mr. Hampton."

Republicans are even boring when they are being sleazy.

4 Comments on “What should the Senate Ethics Committee do about this?”

  1. brown9500.v8

    Republicans are even boring when they are being sleazy.References :

  2. Tom R

    i want to see what the gop want to do with him. mcconnel already allowed jim demint to go to nicauragua where he is planning on telling them to disobey the us government. they have a great chance to show what they believe. im not optimisticReferences :

  3. mamadixie

    Sounds bad. Guess they should check into the affairs of every senator, some just haven’t been caught.References :

  4. Fat White Liberal Liar

    Lets ask Tax Cheat Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) who writes tax legislation but apparently doesn’t understand them of abide by them. The irony is scary.

    BTW – What is the Liberal definition of rape and rape-rape?References :

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