- The Washington Times - Saturday, December 2, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for yet another one of her Democratic colleagues to resign after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced Friday against Rep. Ruben Kihuen.

The first-term Nevada Democrat had been considered a young rising star within his party. But his rise appeared to have been derailed by a report in BuzzFeed that he repeatedly made advances toward a campaign staffer and touched her thigh without her consent.

“In Congress, no one should face sexual harassment in order to work in an office or in a campaign. The young woman’s documented account is convincing, and I commend her for the courage it took to come forward,” Mrs. Pelosi said in a statement.

“In light of these upsetting allegations, Congressman Kihuen should resign,” she said.

It’s the second time in 48 hours that Mrs. Pelosi told one of her own members to leave Congress.



On Thursday, just days after defending Rep. John Conyers Jr., Mrs. Pelosi reversed herself and said she now believed his accusers and he should resign.

Mr. Kihuen, in a statement released to reporters, apologized for making the staffer uncomfortable but said he strives to “treat women with the utmost dignity and respect.”

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