Friday, July 24, 2009 | 7:50 p.m.
WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. John Ensign issued the following statement Friday night in light of continued questions about his affair with a former campaign staffer, Cynthia Hamtpon, as well as the $96,000 payment Ensign's parents made to the woman, her husband, Doug Hampton, who was a top Ensign aide at the time, and their children:
"I know there are questions regarding my affair with Cindy Hampton that people want to know the answers to. It was reported, however, that CREW was planning to file complaints with the Senate Ethics Committee and the Federal Election Commission, so I have been advised not to publicly comment further at this time. If any inquiries are undertaken, then I am confident they will be resolved in my favor and those questions will be answered. I am very sorry this issue has caused a great deal of embarrassment and pain for my family, the Hamptons, and many of my supporters. I remain committed to working hard for the people of Nevada on the important matters before the Senate."