Rep. John Conyers, who has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, announced he will step down from his role as the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee.
Conyers said, “After careful consideration and in light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the Democratic Leader of my request to step aside.”
He added, “I deny these allegations, many of which were raised by documents reportedly paid for by a partisan alt-right blogger. I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family before the House Committee on Ethics.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defending John Conyers against sexual harassment charge:
Nancy Pelosi Defends John Conyers: He’s an “icon” in our country. pic.twitter.com/rm5Pqwsfna
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) November 26, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: @RepJohnConyers has announced he will be stepping aside as a ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee over the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. https://t.co/PQFdJihGvA pic.twitter.com/PPm8ayyf9F
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 26, 2017
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) November 26, 2017
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