House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Rep. John Conyers — who has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women — is an “icon in our country.” She added, “He has done a great deal to protect women … I believe he understands what’s at stake here, and he will do the right thing.” Pelosi made the comments on NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.
Why it matters: Critics of Congress’s culture say the process for dealing with sexual harassment allegations discourages victims from coming forward and protects the accused. On Conyers, Pelosi said, “We are strengthened by due process. Just because someone is accused – and was it one accusation? Is it two?”
Democrats have lost the thread on sexual harassment.
You can debate Franken as being a marginal case, I guess.
But the Conyers claims represent a serious abuse of power—one that required a legal settlement—and Pelosi doesn’t see them as a firing offense. https://t.co/10Km2FQisA
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 26, 2017
The highest ranking Republican in the nation, Donald Trump, is pro-Roy Moore.
The highest ranking Democrat in the nation, Nancy Pelosi, is pro-John Conyers.
“A plague o’ both your houses!” (Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Sc. 1).
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) November 26, 2017
Nancy Pelosi has just ensured that Roy Moore will be elected and the libs have NO ONE to blame but her…and Al Franken…and John Conyers…Robert Menendez… so much for the #WaronWomen What a joke this has become! pic.twitter.com/JT8catSNHn
— Barry Cunningham (@barrycunningham) November 26, 2017
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 26, 2017