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Dem campaign chief calls on Conyers to resign

Dem campaign chief calls on Conyers to resign
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Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) on Thursday called on Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersFormer campaign aide to New Jersey governor says she was sexually assaulted by his ex-staffer Kavanaugh controversy has led to politicization of 'Me Too,' says analyst Sexual assault is not a game — stop using women to score political points MORE Jr. (D-Mich.) to resign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

Luján's statement comes hours after House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiPelosi heckled by Miami Republicans, Proud Boys at campaign event Pelosi, Schumer: Trump 'desperate' to put focus on immigration, not health care Trump urges Dems to help craft new immigration laws: ‘Chuck & Nancy, call me!' MORE (D-Calif.) and other prominent lawmakers said Conyers should resign.

It was reported earlier this month that Conyers settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 after a former employee accused him of firing her for resisting his “sexual advances.” 

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Documents showed that other women described Conyers as making unwanted sexual advances. Multiple other women have since come forward to accuse Conyers of similar misconduct.

Conyers has denied allegations against him but acknowledged he previously settled a wrongful termination case to avoid litigation. Conyers’s lawyer said Thursday the congressman has no plans to step down.

Conyers, 88, was taken to the hospital Wednesday night due to stress.

The House Ethics committee has launched an investigation into Conyers.