House leaders Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan call for John Conyers’ resignation

The two top House leaders make announcements just minutes apart

The two top House leaders make announcements just minutes apart

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The top leaders of the both parties in the House have called for the resignation of Rep. John Conyers over claims he sexually harassed several of his former staff members.

House Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi and House majority leader Paul Ryan told reporters that they think Conyers, 88, should step down from his seat.

“The allegations against Congressman Conyers, as we have learned more since Sunday, are serious, disappointing and very credible,’’ Pelosi said Thursday morning. “It’s very sad. The brave women who came forward are owed justice. I pray for Congressman Conyers and his family; however, Congressman Conyers should resign.”

Minutes later, Ryan also took to the press to demand the longest serving member of the House to resign. “He should resign and I think he should immediately,” Ryan said.

Conyers’ attorney has insisted that the politician did nothing wrong and has no plans to step down. The embattled congressman was also reportedly admitted to the hospital hours before Pelosi and Ryan’s press conferences.

He stepped down from his position as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee on Sunday.