WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Rep. John Conyers to resign immediately in the wake of multiple women alleging the Michigan Democrat sexually harassed them while working in his office.
Marion Brown, a former Conyers staffer, told the “Today” show the congressman inappropriately touched her and propositioned her for sex. Ryan said the congressman’s alleged behavior is unacceptable and shouldn’t be tolerated. (RELATED: John Conyers Refuses Calls For His Resignation Over Sexual Misconduct)
“I heard what she [Brown] said this morning on NBC. No one should have to go through something like that let alone here in Congress,” he told reporters at a press conference Thursday. “So, yes, I think her should resign, and he should resign immediately. I’ve just been briefed on the torrent of allegations and I think he should.”
Ryan’s comments come shortly after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called on Conyers to resign, telling reporters she things the allegations are credible. (RELATED: Nancy Pelosi Calls For Conyers To Resign Just Days After Calling Him An Icon, Dismissing His Accusers)
“Zero tolerance means consequences for everyone. No matter how great the legacy, it is no license to harass or discriminate. In fact, it makes it even more disappointing,” she said at a news conference.
A spokesman for Conyers announced the congressman has been hospitalized for stress following another accuser coming forward.