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Tom Perez Dodges on John Conyers and Al Franken

The DNC chair won't say if Democrats accused of sexual misconduct should resign.

By NTK Staff | 11.29.2017 @3:57pm

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez refused to demand resignations from Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) as allegations of sexual misconduct surround the high-ranking Democrats.

Interviewing with Newsradio WGAN on Wednesday, the hosts pressed Perez on the accusations against his party members, according to BuzzFeed:

Perez responded that he thinks sexual harassment is “wrong” and would not say if he thought Conyers should resign, but pointed to the House Ethics Committee investigation currently underway.

“I think that sexual harassment regardless of party, regardless of who’s involved, whether its a celebrity like you just mentioned on the Today show, or if it’s someone in a plant in rural Maine, or here in the nation’s capitol, it’s wrong,” he said. “And that is why we have to be aggressive in making sure that we are both investigating it fairly and fully, giving an opportunity for women to be heard and listened to, and making sure in Congress and elsewhere that we have systems in place to prevent it.”

The radio hosts continued to ask Perez if the elected officials should resign after the accusation, but the DNC chair remained cagey. Perez again emphasized the importance of the ethics investigations and deferred to that entity’s judgement.

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