House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev.
The house ethics Committee confirmed Friday that it has launched an investigation, the Nevada Democratic Republic of the Ruben Kihuen over sexual misconduct allegations.
The ethics panel said it was “aware of public allegations that Rep. Ruben Kihuen can harassment already sexual.”
A former campaign aide claims the freshman Congressman asked her on several dates and asked for sex, in spite of repeated denials during his 2016 campaign.
Earlier this week, a second woman came to meet us, claiming that Kihuen made inappropriate sexual advances to her. She claimed he asked her sit on his lap and sent dozens of suggestive Facebook messages and hundreds of SMS messages.
The woman, a lobbyist, has not been identified, said The Nevada Independent, Kihuen touched her thigh, or the buttocks, three separate times without your consent, when he was a state senator.
She said he sent her a Topless photo, and asked them to sit on his lap.
Kihuen, once a rising star of the Democratic party, the texting allegedly to ask, “What color are your underpants?”
If you do not respond, he allegedly wrote: “this Makes me sad. My day can not go on like this, without even knowing it.”
“I think he thought he played, what I think, that he realized the position he is likely to the people.”
Lobbyist commented Ruben Kihuen
The lobbyist told the Nevada paper you think, Kihuen considers his actions wrong.
“I think he thought he played, what I think, that he realized the position he is likely to the people,” she said.
For his part, Kihuen said that he intends to cooperate with the ethics Advisory Board.
“I welcome the opportunity to clear my name,” he added in a one-page statement.
Democrats remain divided on how to deal with the situation.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Ray Ben Lujan of New Mexico, the heads of the Democrats ” campaign arm, have Kihuen called on to resign.
“In Congress, no one should work in the face of sexual harassment, in an office or in a campaign,” Pelosi said in a statement. “The young woman documented account is convincing, and I ask you for the courage it took to come forward.”
Pelosi made the statement after BuzzFeed made the first publication of allegations of unwanted sexual advances by Kihuen campaign finance director.
While Pelosi resignation was to quickly call for Kihuen, the other in the party, such as the rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., have taken a wait-and-see attitude.
Kihuen is the newest lawmakers on Capitol Hill, whose political future is in danger following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Texas Republicans-Rep. Blake Farenthold announced Thursday that he would not. – election after he was accused of calling employees “f—tards” and sexually demeaning, you and your spouse
Former employees Farenthold routine accused the size of the women commented on the Breasts and made jokes about the “redhead patrol”, because he was attracted to women with red hair.
His former communications director, Michael Rekola also told CNN that in July 2015, he was leaving the office, so that he could marry, if Farenthold told him he’d “better have your fiancee blow before she walks down the aisle-it will be the last time.”
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., announced his intention to resign earlier this month after a barrage of resignation calls from members of his own party. Eight women accuse franc of inappropriate behavior, 36 democratic legislators he asked to step down.
And Rep. John Conyers Jr, D-Mich., the longest-serving member of Congress, the recently retired following allegations that he sexually harassed several women.