Sanford Was One of Many Who Criticized Clinton

Ensign on Clinton: Sen. Ensign, R-Nev., criticized Clinton for the strain he put on both his family and his Cabinet, while calling for his resignation. He characterized the scandal as "an embarrassing moment for the country." He added that Clinton "has no credibility left."

At a press conference June 16, the 51-year-old senator admitted to his affair with the wife of a close family friend. A watchdog group has called for an investigation into allegations that he funneled campaign money to his paramour.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich

Gingrich on Clinton: Gingrich was speaker of the House at the time and was critical of Clinton during the impeachment hearings.

In 2001, Gingrich, R-Ga., admitted he was having an affair with a young aide during the impeachment proceedings while married to his second wife. Gingrich told right wing Christian leader James Dobson that his fling was different from Clinton's because the president lied about it while under oath.

Former House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay

DeLay on Clinton: DeLay strongly pushed for Clinton's impeachment and even cited material that was not released to the public at the time of the proceedings, to further public support for the impeachment.

In his 2007 memoirs, DeLay, R-Texas, revealed a secret: he had had an extramarital affair that pre-dated Clinton's impeachment. He saw no hypocrisy, however. "I was no longer committing adultery by that time, the impeachment trial. There's a big difference," DeLay wrote in his book "No Retreat, No Surrender."

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