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Nancy Pelosi Calls John Conyers an Icon

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi referred to Democratic Representative John Conyers of Michigan, as an icon who deserved praise for his work to protect women.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi referred to Democratic Representative John Conyers of Michigan, as an icon who deserved praise for his work to protect women.

Self-professed master negotiator Nancy Pelosi appears to be all but powerless when it comes to speaking out against sexual harassment when it comes to her own party.

No sign of ninja like linguistic negotiating tactics were present when answering questions regarding reports of misconduct against Democratic Party politician and U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district, John James Conyers.

Pelosi all but tripped on her own tongue when attempting to articulate the differences between the allegations involving Conyers vs. those against twice elected Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and current Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi referred to Democratic Representative John Conyers of Michigan, as an icon who deserved praise for his work to protect women.

Shortly thereafter, the longest serving member of Congress stepped down as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee.

Democratic Representative John Conyers of Michigan will probably need to focus more of time and energy on his upcoming ethics committee probe involving not only sexual accusations but answer questions involving recently revealed information claiming his office paid a former staffer $27,000 after she accused him of firing her for resisting persistent sexual advances.

Pelosi’s pitiful attempt to play politics here is the exact reason why Hillary Clinton and the entire Democratic Party lost in 2016 and is losing any real legitimacy with the American people according to recent surveys.

If Pelosi truly believes her own (albeit, ever changing) words released in a statement, “Zero tolerance means consequences,” and “We are at a watershed moment on this issue, and no matter how great an individual’s legacy, it is not a license for harassment” then why on earth has Pelosi not called on Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, a second-term Democrat to step down?

Unlike Moore, Franken has admitted to the claims of inappropriate conduct brought against him.

Al Franken has been accused of forcibly kissing and groping a radio host in 2006 and grabbing a woman’s buttocks in 2010, an episode he claims he doesn’t recall.

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Why hasn’t Nancy Pelosi come out and officially joined her female colleagues and ask Al Franken to resign?

Minnesota State Rep. Erin Murphy said in a statement she believed Franken “should lead by example and step aside.”

Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto told The Minneapolis Star Tribune, “It’s hard. He’s a friend, he’s an ally and he’s very effective. But we cannot have a double standard when it comes to having safe places that do not allow for sexual harassment.”

If the Democratic Party really wants to know why voters from all walks of life were not motivated to walk out their own front door and vote for democratic candidates, they need to look no further than their own party leaders and representatives including the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, representing California’s 12th congressional district, Nancy Pelosi.

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