According to a report in BuzzFeed News, a woman who worked as a finance director for Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen's 2016 congressional campaign alleged that he repeatedly harassed and made sexual advances towards her. The woman, whose full name was not disclosed, subsequently quit the campaign. In response to the story, Kiheun provided a statement saying: "The staff member in question was a valued member of my team. I sincerely apologize for anything that I may have said or done that made her feel uncomfortable. I take this matter seriously as it is not indicative of who I am." In response to the allegations leveled by the staffer, DCCC chairman Rep. Ben Ray Luján called for the congressman's resignation. "Members and candidates must be held to the highest standard. If anyone is guilty of sexual harassment or sexual assault, they should not hold elected office. Congressman Kihuen should resign,” he said.