Nancy Pelosi defended fellow Democrat John Conyers amid allegations of sexual harassment on Meet the Press today. She claimed Conyers is an American icon and that he’s done so much for women. Typical Democrat hypocrisy. Conyers apparently has stepped down from one leadership position he held.
NBC News reports:
Rep. John Conyers steps down from committee leadership position amid harassment accusations
Appearing on “Meet The Press” earlier in the day, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi urged “due process” before making conclusions about Rep. Conyers, saying the congressman is “an icon” who has worked to protect women.
“We are strengthened by due process. Just because someone is accused — and was it one accusation? Is it two?” Pelosi asked.
“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,” she added. “But the fact is, as John reviews his case, which he knows, which I don’t, I believe he will do the right thing.”
Conyers’ office recently confirmed issuing a settlement of $27,000 to a former staffer who says she was fired for resisting the congressman’s sexual advances. Conyers has acknowledged the payout, which he said amounted to a severance package, but he denied the allegations about what it was for.
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So Franken isn’t stepping down and neither is Conyers? Democrats can pretty much do whatever they want with no consequences it seems.