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John Ensign and the Senate Ethics Committee

If John Ensign of Nevada had not resigned from the Senate in early May, the Senate Ethics Committee would have asked the United States Senate to kick him out.

On May 9, the bipartisan leadership of the Senate Ethics Committee - Democrat Barbara Boxer of California and Republican Johnny Isakson of Georgia - went to the floor and bluntly accused Ensign, a Republican, of a variety of misdeeds. They said they want the Justice Department and the Federal Election Commission to investigate the possibility of criminal charges against the former Republican senator.

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