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John Conyers Steps Down as Ranking Dem on House Judiciary Committee Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) is stepping down as Ranking Democrat of the House Judiciary Committee amid sexual harassment allegations.

Conyers said in a statement, “After careful consideration and in light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the Democratic Leader of my request to step aside as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee during the investigation of these matters.”

“I deny these allegations, many of which were raised by documents reportedly paid for by a partisan alt-right blogger. I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family before the House Committee on Ethics.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was attacked after she appeared on some Sunday talk shows. Some said she defended Conyers when she called him an “icon” who deserves due process. I believe she knew exactly what was going down and may have spoken inartfully. The first step is to force him out as the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. Next, he will be forced out completely.