House leadership calls on John Conyers to resign
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn and House Speaker Paul Ryan all called for Rep. John Conyers to resign today.
Why it matters: Pelosi and Clyburn previously stood up for Conyers, but the continued allegations against Conyers have motivated House leadership to increase their pressure in calling for his resignation.
Pelosi's reasoning: "The allegations against Conyers — we have learned more since Sunday — are serious, disappointing and very credible…The brave women who came forward are owed justice."