Tags: Ensign | apology | Senate | Nevada

Ensign Apologizes to Senate for Ethical Lapses

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 10:44 AM

Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign, who is stepping down Tuesday, issued an apology to his Senate colleagues for ethical lapses that led to his resignation, USA Today reported Tuesday.

John Ensign, Nevada, apology
Sen. John Ensign: Power of adulation is dangerous. (Getty Images Photo)
"I was blind to how arrogant and self-centered I had become," Ensign said. "I did not recognize that I thought mostly of myself.

"The worst part about this is that I even tried not to become caught up in my own self-importance. Unfortunately, the urge to believe in it was stronger than the power to fight it. This is how dangerous the feeling of power adulation can be," he said.

He then addressed the Senate and his colleagues "for what you have each gone through as a result of my actions. I know that many of you were put in difficult situations because of me, and for that I sincerely apologize."

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has appointed U.S. Rep. Dean Heller to replace Ensign in the Senate.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Seth Jackson Sentence: Foster Dad Gets 32 Months in Hot Car Death

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 18:50 PM

Kansas foster dad Seth Jackson was sentenced to 32 months in prison Friday for the July death of a 10-month-old girl who . . .

Teacher's 'Uptown Funk' Dance Video With Students Goes Viral

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 18:20 PM

A high school teacher and his students took Uptown Funk and synchronized dance moves in the halls of their Texas schoo . . .

14 of Al Sharpton's Biggest Missteps, Controversies, Gaffes, and Goofs

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 17:39 PM

The Rev. Al Sharpton's name keeps popping up in the media - often for the wrong reasons. Here are some of his biggest mi . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved