Bill Clinton extramarital affair while in office
Between 1995 and 1996, President Bill Clinton engaged in an affair with Monica Lewinsky. Several times giving President Clinton Oral sex while in the White House with at least one instance occurring in the oval office.
Because of this the Republicans attempted to impeach him and gained power to launch several special investigations which in the end concluded that no serious laws had been broken by the President and he served the remainder of his term but was hounded every day for the affair by Republicans.
John Ensign extramarital affair while in office
LA Times coverage
Between December 2007 and August 2008, Republican Senator John Ensign was engaged with an affair with Cynthia Hampton a campaign staffer. During the year long affair they had sex numerous times and several payments were made to Cynthia's children and her husband. At the end of the affair in 2008 the payments stopped, Cynthia's son who had been hired by the RNC during the affair was let go and her husband was likewise fired. After all of this came out in 2009 there was a brief push by Democrats for Senator Ensign to resign but removal from the Senate was never discussed. And the Republicans threatened to filibuster any censure motions. John Ensign remains a senator at present and from all appearances will run for re-election.
In 1998 while running for Senate against Harry Reid, John Ensign said the following
“I came to that conclusion recently, and frankly it’s because of what he put his whole Cabinet through and what he has put the country through,” “He has no credibility left.”
In 2004 while discussing the Defense of Marriage Act he referenced his 1998 quotes and reaffirmed that politicians who have affairs should resign. After the David Vitter scandal broke John Ensign refused to call on Vitter to resign. The Vitter DC madam scandal broke right during the middle of Senator Ensigns own ongoing affair in 2007.
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