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CNN: Black Caucus Members Talking to Conyers About Resigning

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By    |   Tuesday, 28 November 2017 06:15 PM

Embattled Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., who has been rocked by sexual misconduct allegations, is being pushed to resign by several members of the Congressional Black Caucus, according to several Democratic sources who have spoken with CNN.

"There is a feeling among some of our members that we need to protect his legacy," a staffer of a Congressional Black Caucus member told the news outlet Tuesday.

Conyers, 88, is a founding member of the group and the longest serving member in the House of Representatives. Multiple women have accused him of sexual harassment and the House Ethics Committee last week opened an investigation into the allegations.

Conyers has denied the claims and has repeatedly said he will not resign.

House Leader Nancy Pelosi, who refused to criticize Conyers and called him am "icon in our country," is quietly supporting the Black Caucus members.

"He has done a great deal to protect women — Violence Against Women Act, which the right-wing is now quoting me as praising him for his work on that, and he did great work on that. But the fact is, as John reviews his case — which he knows, which I don't — I believe he will do the right thing," she said on Sunday.

Conyers has already stepped down as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee.

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Embattled Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., who has been rocked by sexual misconduct allegations, is being pushed to resign by several members of the Congressional Black Caucus, according to several Democratic sources who have spoken with CNN.
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