Ensign Resigns From Leadership Post

Posted: Jun 17, 2009 1:28 PM

It must be noted that the affair occurred while the couple was separated.

From FOX: The Republican senator who went public Tuesday about an extramarital affair has resigned his GOP leadership post. 

Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., stepped down Wednesday as chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, the fourth-ranking GOP position in the Senate, after holding a brief news conference Tuesday to come clean about his affair. He is not expected to resign from the Senate. 

Basically, he is resigning from the "think-tank" wing of the Republican Party.

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