Over at 2 Political Junkies, Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Forest Hills, responded to this week's piece in the New Yorker on the controversial C Street House where he used to live. Doyle emailed 2 Political Junkies to tell them that he wasn't pressured by the constituents or news media to move out of the house, as the piece claims, and the New Yorker did not paint an accurate picture of Doyle's role in the Sen. John Ensign "interventions" concerning his affair.
I didn’t know John Ensign well. We said hello in the hallway or on the stairs. The New Yorker piece was in error in stating that I had dinner with Senator Ensign. He ate in the other dining room. I had no idea any of this was going on until the night described at the beginning of the New Yorker article.
I saw the lead-up to that second “intervention,” but I wasn’t a participant in it. I did walk downstairs with Coburn and the others. I saw them knock on Ensign’s door and I saw him open it, but after they entered Ensign’s room, I left. He wasn’t part of my Tuesday night dinner group, I’d never had any discussions with him about his personal life or his affair, and I didn’t feel it was my place to tell him anything.
The full post is here.