Dem Rep: Pelosi Knew of Allegations Against Me Last Year, Campaigned for Me Anyway

Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV), who stands accused of sexual harassment, said on Tuesday that those calling for his resignation—most notably House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)—knew of the allegations against him last year but continued to support his campaign. “I do find it interesting that the DCCC, Leader Pelosi, and [DCCC] Chairman Ben Ray Lujan—they knew about these allegations last year,” Kihuen, a freshman representative in Congress, told ABC News. “They looked into them. They didn’t find anything, and they continued investing millions of dollars in my campaign. They went out and campaigned for me.” A spokesman for Pelosi and a spokeswoman for the DCCC denied that the Democratic leader or the DCCC were aware of the allegations. Kihuen has said he will not resign.