After calling Democrat Representative and proven sexual delinquent John Conyers an “icon” this past weekend, it seems that Nancy Pelosi has finally seen the light and joined ranks with other influential politicians to call for the lawmaker’s resignation.
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi: "Congressman Conyers should resign" following "serious, disappointing, and very credible" allegations. pic.twitter.com/Lmc94wAcpC
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“Congressman Conyers should resign following serious, disappointing, and very credible allegations,” Pelosi told the press during a Thursday morning news conference. She went on to say that, despite the fact that Conyers had served on Capitol Hill for more than five decades, “zero tolerance means consequences for everyone, no matter how great the legacy. That’s no license to harass or discriminate. In fact, it makes it even more disappointing.”
This recent statement is a radical turnaround from what Pelosi told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd just this Sunday. During that interview, the House Minority Leader announced that the decision for Conyers to resign was “for the Ethics Committee to review,” before going on to say that she didn’t know whether she believed the victims or not, calling John Conyers an “icon in our country” and said that “she believes he understands what is at stake here and he will do the right thing.”
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Rep. Conyers has stepped aside from his position on the House Judiciary Committee amidst the allegations hurled at him but says that he has never sexually harassed any of his staff members and has no plans to resign, despite facing an investigation by the Ethics Committee.
“He is not going to be pressured by Nancy Pelosi or anyone else to step down,” Conyers lawyer, Arnold Reed, told members of the press during a conference in Detroit, just after Pelosi made her statement. “Nancy Pelosi did not elect the congressman, and she sure as hell won’t be the one to tell the congressman to leave.”
“He wants an opportunity to exonerate himself,” Mr. Reed said. “He is taking it very seriously.”
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