Nevada Senate: Angle Doesn’t Need Ensign’s Help

Posted December 3, 2009 at 6:39pm

Former state state Assemblywoman and 2010 Senate candidate Sharron Angle (R) weighed in on fellow Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign and his latest rationale for not resigning during a visit to Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

Angle, who is in town meeting with conservative groups and reporters, doesn’t think the scandal-tarred Ensign should resign right now, she said. But she also didn’t seem to buy into his assertion, made in a Nevada radio interview on Monday, that his resignation would hurt the conservative cause by taking “attention and resources away from the [Sen. Harry] Reid race,” which Angle is running in.

Asked if she agreed, Angle noted only that the Senate has its own process for disciplining their members, and she she would “like to see that process play out.” Ensign faces investigations over payments his parents made to a former mistress and staffer, as well as aid Ensign gave her husband after he discovered the relationship.