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Ethics committee investigation finds Rep. Kihuen harassed women in violation of House rules

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Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV) made “persistent and unwanted advances” toward women in violation of House rules, the House Ethics Committee said Friday.

Last December, BuzzFeed reported that one woman had quit working for Kihuen’s campaign after he had repeatedly propositioned her for unwanted dates and sex. Top Democrats, including Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), the chair of the DCCC, and House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) immediately called for Kihuen to resign.

“In Congress, no one should face sexual harassment in order to work in an office or in a campaign. The young woman’s documented account is convincing, and I commend her for the courage it took to come forward,” Pelosi said in December. “In light of these upsetting allegations, Congressman Kihuen should resign.”


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