NV Sen. John Ensigh Resigns Leadership Position

June 17, 2009 12:06:14 PM PDT
Nevada Senator John Ensign has stepped down from his GOP Leadership post, one day after admitting to an extramarital affair. Ensign was the Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee.

That's the fourth ranking spot in Republican Leadership in the Senate. Ensign will remain as a Senator from Nevada though, and is continuing his day to day duties.

Ensign said Tuesday the woman he had an affair with was part of his campaign staff.

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