Republican Sen. John Ensign said today his parents paid the family of his mistress $96,000 in April 2008, as she and her husband were ending their employment with him.
In a statement issued this afternoon, Ensign said his parents made the gifts "out of concern of the well-being of the longtime family friends during a difficult time."
Earlier today an ethics group that has sought probes of Ensigns reported severance payment to Cynthia Hampton asked for a Department of Justice criminal investigation into the matter.
Ensign said his father, a Las Vegas casino mogul, and mother gave payments of $12,000 each to Cynthia Hampton, her husband, Doug, and two of the couple's children.
As Mr. Gleaner has said, this is just an all around EPIC FAIL! Ensign's not just a disgusting hypocrite, but also a sleazy spoiled rich boy who needs to have his parents pay off "the other woman" and her family to buy their silence. That's just sick in so many ways.
If John Ensign had any sense of decency left, he'd resign now. But hey, that's assuming he actually has some.