House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi knew last year about sexual harassment allegations against Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., and did nothing but remain silent!
During his campaign, Kihuen touched the thighs of a female staffer and propositioned her for sex on multiple occasions.
Pelosi demanded Kihuen’s resignation after the allegations became public. She has known about the sexual allegations for a while, Kihuen told ABC News.
“They looked into them and they didn’t find anything and they continued investing millions of dollars in my campaign,” said Kihuen, who unseated incumbent Republican Cresent Hardy in last November’s election. “They went out there and campaigned for me.”
Pelosi is acting as if it is new to her, which makes her a liar.
“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.
Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill declared that she “first learned of these allegations from BuzzFeed last week.”
The chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Ben Ray Luján, also had pressed for Kihuen’s resignation.
Luján stated that House members and candidates should be held to the highest standard.
“Anyone guilty of sexual harassment or assault should not hold elected office.”
He too denies knowing about the allegations previously, something Kihuen also denies.
There seems to be a cover-up in DC by the Democrat Leadership.
Representatives for both the DCCC also told ABC Kihuen’s account was false.
They claim that they learned of the allegations last week as well.
So who is telling the truth? This should be pretty easy to prove. If Pelosi and the DCCC knew last year, there will be witnesses to that.
This lie by Pelosi could actually prove to have greater consequences than the allegations themselves.
Could Pelosi’s days as leader me numbered? What else does she know that she is not telling? We know she knew about John Conyers’ issues!
We will see!