Democrats aren’t yet calling for Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) to relinquish his powerful post atop the House Judiciary Committee amid sexual harassment allegations.
While Democrats have endorsed an ethics probe of the sexual harassment accusations against Conyers, none so far have pushed for Conyers to step down as the top Democrat on the panel.
Conyers is the longest-serving House member and a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, posing the biggest test yet for Democrats who say they want to hold sexual harassers accountable.
Conyers gave no indication that he will step aside, even temporarily, following a BuzzFeed News report that he settled a wrongful dismissal complaint two years ago with a former staffer who alleged she was fired because she wouldn’t succumb to his sexual advances.
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