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Democratic Leadership Dodges on Calling for John Conyers Resignation

"Calling for the resignation of someone does not actually create the resignation," Crowley told reporters.

By NTK Staff | 11.29.2017 @11:39am

The Chair of the House Democratic Conference Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Vice Chair Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) dodged questions about why they would not call for the resignation of Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) following multiple allegations of sexual harassment from former staffers on Wednesday.

Three former Conyers staffers staffers have come forward and accused the Michigan Democrat of sexual harassment.

A report asked Crowley and Sanchez why Congress was not acting more swiftly when it came to investigating allegations of sexual harassment against Conyers.

“I believe that Congress should be not the gold standard but the platinum standard. We should be a beacon on a hill,” Crowley told the reporter. “To say that sexual harassment or harassment of any kind is not acceptable in the workplace anywhere.”

Crowley then expressed his support for the Me Too Congress Act.

The reporter followed up by asking Crowley why he wasn’t calling for Conyers’ resignation if he wanted to be the ‘platinum standard.’

“Calling for the resignation of someone does not actually create the resignation,” Crowley responded. “The reality is we have a process in place, and we’re calling for an expedited process of the Ethics Committee.”

Sanchez then elected to dodge the question telling the reporter, “We want it to be a fair process for both,” but noted that she thought it was right that Conyers step down as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee.

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