Democrat Accused of Sexual Harassment: Pelosi Knew & Did Nothing

Democrats reeling as sexual allegation claims come non-stop

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — First-term Democrat Congressman Ruben Kihuen from Nevada’s 4th Congressional District was accused of sexual harassment while running for office, and now says that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi knew about the allegations, supported him anyway, and put millions of dollars into his 2016 Congressional Campaign.

But as the allegations became public this past weekend, Pelosi quickly demanded Kihuen’s resignation, while Kihuen tells ABC News that Pelosi knewn about the sexual harassment allegations and backed him despite the claims.

Kihuen has vowed not to resign from his seat amid the allegations of sexual harassment, despite calls from Democratic leaders for him to step aside.

If true, Kihuen’s account could decimate Pelosi’s leadership credentials, which have already been under attack within the House Democratic Caucus for months.

While Pelosi said over the weekend that she believed Kihuen’s accuser, Kihuen had the following to say:

“I do find it interesting that Leader Pelosi, as well as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and its Chairman Ben Ray Lujan — they knew about these allegations last year,” Kihuen said.

“They looked into them. They didn’t find anything, and they continued investing millions of dollars in my campaign.

“They went out there and campaigned for me.”

Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Pelosi, insisted to ABC News that Pelosi “first learned of these allegations from BuzzFeed last week.”

A spokeswoman for the DCCC similarly denied Kihuen’s account.

In Congress, no one should face sexual harassment in order to work in an office or in a campaign,” Pelosi said in a statement.

“The young woman’s documented account is convincing, and I commend her for the courage it took to come forward.

“In light of these upsetting allegations, Congressman Kihuen should resign,” Pelosi said on Saturday.


Source: Texas Politics

Democrat Accused of Sexual Harassment: Pelosi Knew & Did Nothing

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