Nancy Pelosi Punts on Whether John Conyers Should Quit

Nancy Pelosi Punts on Whether John Conyers Should Quit

Nancy Pelosi Punts on Whether John Conyers Should Quit

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.

Still, calling the allegations against Conyers a "big distraction", Pelosi said there may be a close review of the 88-year-old's status as the top member on the House Judiciary Committee, given its role in reviewing US laws addressing sexual misconduct.

One unnamed woman received a $27,000 settlement after filing a lawsuit in 2015 alleging Conyers fired her after she refused to have sex with him. Is it two? I think there has to be-John Conyers is an icon in our country. The fact is as John reviews his case I believe he will do...

"Is it two?" Pelosi said on NBC's "Meet The Press".

News website BuzzFeed reported last Monday that Conyers' office paid a woman more than $27,000 under a confidentiality agreement to settle a complaint in 2015 that she was sacked from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances.

"He will do the right thing in terms of what he knows about his situation", Pelosi said. "But I believe he understands what is at stake here, and he will do the right thing", Pelosi answered.

Conyers, who has served in Congress since the 1960s, has been embattled since a BuzzFeed report this week.

While Roy Moore's accusers have not provided any evidence to back up their allegations, Conyers' alleged sexual harassment has left a paper trail. Conyers has acknowledged the settlement but denied any wrongdoing.

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Over the past several weeks a number of men in Hollywood, the media and Congress have been accused of sexual misconduct.

While she added that "women are entitled to due process as well", Pelosi would not say whether she believes the allegations of the women. Since then, more women have come forward to recount mistreatment by the Congressman.

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