Pelosi: Conyers deserves 'due process' on misconduct charges

by Garry Watts November 27, 2017, 0:24
Pelosi: Conyers deserves 'due process' on misconduct charges

Ms. Pelosi's comments on Mr. Conyers decision to step aside came after she had appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" and refused to say if she would remove him from his Judiciary Committee post and defended his record, calling him an "icon".

Pelosi suggested Sunday that the allegations against Franken - including that he kissed a woman against her will - were less serious than those against Moore, who is accused by one woman of sexual advances toward her when she was 14.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement today following Conyers' announcement that "Zero tolerance means consequences".

Asked specifically if she believes the women accusing Conyers of misconduc t - who have not been identified in reporting by BuzzFeed News - Pelosi replied: "I do not know who they are".

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dodged questions about whether Rep. John Conyers should resign following revelations that he settled a 2015 complaint with a former staffer who claimed she was sacked after refusing his sexual advances.

In response to the allegations and the scrutiny he faces, Conyers announced Sunday morning that he's stepping down as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee. "But I have come to believe that my presence as Ranking Member on the Committee would not serve these efforts while the Ethics Committee investigation is pending". Conyers has acknowledged the payout, which he amounted to a severance package, but he denied the allegations about what it was for. Regarding the second allegation, a spokesperson for Conyers' office told TIME that the former staffer had chose to drop the case. "I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family before the House Committee on Ethics". I would urge them to continue to do so for any Member accused of wrongdoing.

Pelosi said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that there may be a close look at the 88-year-old MI lawmaker's status as the top member on the House Judiciary Committee. "That's for the Ethics Committee to review".

Sloan tells the Freep Conyers once criticized her for not wearing stockings and another time ordered her backstage from a committee hearing on crime she had organized in New York City to babysit one of his children.


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