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Nancy Pelosi Dodges On Whether Conyers Should Resign

The House Minority Leader believes that Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) is entitled to due process.

By NTK Staff | 11.26.2017 @10:40am

During an interview on Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) dodged on whether Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) should resign from Congress following accusations of sexual harassment and whether she believes the women who have accused Conyers of wrongdoing.

NBC’s Chuck Todd asked Pelosi what she meant by “zero tolerance” for those accused of sexual harassment and assault and if that meant Conyers should resign.

BuzzFeed reported that Conyers paid $27,000, out of his taxpayer-funded office budget to settle a harassment case brought by a former employee.

“We are strengthened by due process. Just because someone is accused – and was it one accusation? Is it two?” Pelosi told Todd. “John Conyers is an icon in our country. He has done a great deal to protect women – Violence Against Women Act, which the left – right-wing – is now quoting me as praising him for his work on that, and he did great work on that.”

Pelosi concluded by telling Todd that she believes in the end, Conyers will do the right thing.

Todd asked Pelosi if that meant she thought Conyers would resign.

“He will do the right thing in terms of what he knows about his situation. That he’s entitled to due process, but women are entitled to due process, as well,” Pelosi responded.

Todd followed up by asking Pelosi why Conyers is entitled to “new due process.”

“We are talking about what we have heard. I’ve asked the Ethics Committee to review that,” Pelosi responded.

“Do you believe his accusers,” Todd asked Pelosi.

“I don’t know who they are. They have not really come forward,” Pelosi responded, seeming to suggest she doubted the women who have accused Conyers of sexual harassment.

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