It took a while for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to finally complete that 180 and reach the conclusion that Rep. John Conyers should resign over allegations of sexual misconduct, but Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) on Thursday afternoon supported her in her latest declaration.
I agree with Pelosi. Conyers should resign. And for that matter, Franken should resign too. These are credible allegations, and I believe these women. Congress should set the example for all industries and be a safe place for women to work.
— Congressman Tim Ryan (@RepTimRyan) November 30, 2017
For what it’s worth, Al Franken is a senator and not the House’s mess to clean up, but it’s good to know that Franken’s wishy-washy apology and promise to do better hasn’t placated everyone in D.C.
"Franken should resign too." => https://t.co/G2G0KASZPv
— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) November 30, 2017
Good for him. https://t.co/Ir5hv7q8SF
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) November 30, 2017
This is a quality statement. https://t.co/55E8Ww92vw
— B. ? (@knicks148) November 30, 2017
See, it is not very hard at all to choose the right thing over political expediency. https://t.co/QGb98vmPGi
— Jeremy Gibbs (@jeremy_gibbs) November 30, 2017
He's right: Franken and Conyers should resign, and we should all remember that losing a seat in Congress is not a death sentence. Holding elected office is a privilege, and if you turn out to be a turd, you should go. This isn't terribly hard, nor is it a big deal. https://t.co/UJkaY0wssg
— Melanie Folwell (@melaniefolwell) November 30, 2017
Crowley also calling on Franken to resign, per aide. No Senate Dems have pressed Franken to step down. https://t.co/zJMFBTWhpU
— Laura Barrón-López (@lbarronlopez) November 30, 2017
Ryan, who challenged Pelosi in 2016 for her leadership position, has clashed with her before, calling her a “damaged leader” — is he really applauding her call for Conyers to resign, or is he just anxious to clear the entrenched Democrat bench a bit?
Younger generation of Dems smell blood in the water… https://t.co/kVVP1LUEPu
— AdotSad (@AdotSad) November 30, 2017
Heck, this D gets it. It looks like he actually wants to win elections. https://t.co/X3IQqZgsVg
— Matthew Salzwedel (@mrsalzwedel) November 30, 2017
House Democrats should've elected this man minority leader when he made a bid. It'd do wonders for their party. https://t.co/etZixYoAZ2
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) November 30, 2017
Democrats, here's your House minority leader https://t.co/o93bx09PLm
— Don Surber (@donsurber) November 30, 2017
Democrat with an eye for, at most, POTUS in 2020 and, at the very least, a spot in House leadership https://t.co/ucdg57Y7cF
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 30, 2017
Ryan has already been to Iowa in advance of 2020 https://t.co/uSu4CzujQK
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) November 30, 2017
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