Dem Steps Down Amid Damaging Allegations

Rep. John Conyers (D., Mich.) announced on Sunday that he will step down as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee.

“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,” Conyers said in a statement.

 

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) accepted Conyer’s decision to step down as ranking member and released a statement saying zero tolerance means consequences.
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The announcement comes in the wake of accusations of sexual harassment by the Dean of the House and a settlement made by his office with taxpayer funds.