Nancy Pelosi just found herself on the hot seat.
She thought she her misdeeds could be swept under the rug.
But her conduct was shoved into the spotlight and now she is in deep trouble.
Congressman Ruben Kihuen of Nevada is the latest Democrat to be accused of sexual misconduct.
A staffer on his 2016 campaign – when he defeated an incumbent Republican – claimed he harassed her and pressured her to have sex.
But Kihuen is striking a defiant tone and refusing to resign.
And he is implicating Nancy Pelosi in having knowledge of the accusations and giving him a pass.
ABC News reports:
“Instead, Kihuen is digging in with a shocking allegation of his own, taking aim at the leaders of his own party. In an interview with ABC News, Kihuen, D-Nev., said party leaders knew last year about a former campaign staffer’s allegations of misconduct but stood by his campaign nonetheless. Kihuen questioned why they are calling for his resignation now, more than a year later.
“I do find it interesting that the DCCC, Leader [Nancy] Pelosi and Chairman Ben Ray Lujan — they knew about these allegations last year,” Kihuen said. “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.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, who are both demanding Kihuen’s resignation, adamantly deny knowing about the allegations against Kihuen before BuzzFeed published a report last week.”
This is the second time Pelosi found herself tangled up in a poor response to accusations of sexual misconduct.
Earlier, she belly flopped in an interview on Meet the Press where she called Democrat Congressman John Conyers – who settled a claim of wrongful dismissal with a former staffer who made allegations of sexual harassment – by questioning the accuser and claiming Conyers was an “icon.”
Will this disaster sink Pelosi’s career?
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