A letter was written by Doug Hampton to FOX’s Megyn Kelly last week. Hampton is the former aide to Senator John Ensign, and also the husband of the woman Ensign was having the affair with. Jed has the entire letter posted here, but something really interesting is this part:
The unethical behavior and immoral choice of Senator Ensign has been confronted by me and others on a number of occasions over this past year. In fact one of the confrontations took place in February 2008 at his home in Washington DC (sic) with a group of his peers. One of the attendee’s (sic) was Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma as well as several other men who are close to the Senator.
What makes it so interesting is that Tom Coburn, one of the leading conservatives in the senate, knew about his for 18 months. As Jed points out, once the news broke about Ensign’s affair Coburn, who is Ensign’s roommate, was pleading for people to forgive Ensign and commended him for fessing up – something Ensign did not by choice, but rather by the risk of the news coming out.
These are key members of the Republican party. The same party that preaches “family values” and so quickly went after Bill Clinton. And they wonder why no one trusts them on anything?