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For National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair John Ensign, R-Nev. (ABC’s This Week): When Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, was snared by a sex scandal, senate Republicans moved to launch investigations, strip him of committee assignments and (successfully it appears) pressure him to resign.

But when Sen. David Vitter, R-La., was snared by a sex scandal, Senate Republicans rallied around and showered him with applause.

Why did your party treat the two differently? Is because Craig is apparently gay and Vitter is not? Or is it that Craig would likely be replaced by a Republican, and Vitter a Democrat?

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