Congressman Ruben Kihuen
, a Democrat accused of sexual harassment, is declaring that he has no plans to resign.
A report a few days ago detailed an allegation of sexual harassment against the freshman Nevada congressman
, but today he’s telling ABC News he isn’t going anywhere.
And he’s accusing the DCCC and Nancy Pelosi
of being fully aware of the allegations last year:
“I do find it interesting that the DCCC, Leader Pelosi and Chairman Ben Ray Luján — they knew about these allegations last year. 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.”
Both Pelosi and the DCCC put out statements denying his claim of their knowledge.
The initial BuzzFeed report
said the woman accusing Kihuen did reach out to the DCCC, but that she didn’t give “specifics”:
The she spoke with at the DCCC, a midlevel staffer who no longer works there, confirmed a conversation took place. He said he did not recall her telling him any specifics, only that she quit because she felt uncomfortable with Kihuen, and he did not believe that she wanted the DCCC to escalate it. He spoke only with a colleague — another midlevel staffer who is also no longer there — about the call.
You can watch above, via ABC News.
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