House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is calling for the resignation of Rep. John Conyers following sexual harassment allegations.
Pelosi held a press conference on Thursday morning to address the media.
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"The allegations against Congressman Conyers, as we have learned more since Sunday, are serious, disappointing and very credible. It’s very sad. The brave women who came forward are owed justice. I pray for Congressman Conyers and his family and wish them well," Pelosi said.
She added that it's time for the Congressman to step down.
"Congressman Conyers should resign. As dean, Congressman Conyers has served our congress for more than 5 decades and shaped some of the most consequential legislation over the last half century, however zero tolerance means consequences, for everyone. No matter how great the legacy, it’s no license to harass or discriminate. In fact, it makes it more disappointing."
During an appearance on CNN Thursday afternoon, Rep. Dan Kildee, a Democrat from Flint, became Conyers' latest colleague calling for his resignation.