Kihuen, accused of sexual harassment, says he won’t seek re-election

Kihuen, accused of sexual harassment, says he won’t seek re-election

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Kihuen, accused of sexual harassment, says he won’t seek re-election
Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Gary Martin

Posted on 12/16/2017 10:47:27 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom

Rep. Ruben Kihuen said Saturday he would not seek re-election following accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior with women.

“I want to state clearly again that I deny the allegations in question,” Kihuen, D-Nev., said in a statement to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I am committed to fully cooperating with the House Ethics Committee and look forward to clearing my name.”

Democratic Party leaders have called for Kihuen to step down over the charges. On Saturday, Kihuen said he would serve out his two-year term. But he added that the allegations would a distract from a thorough discussion of issues in a campaign.

“Therefore, it is in the best interests of my family and my constituents to complete my term in Congress and not seek re-election,” Kihuen said.

Kihuen, 37, a freshman Democrat elected last year, is the latest of a wave of elected officials who have resigned or announced retirement after women accused them of sexual harassment or sexually inappropriate behavior.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Nevada; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: benraylujan; california; dccc; nancypelosi; nevada; newmexico; rubenkihuen; sexualharassment

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Wouldn’t it be better to think of the interests of your family and constituents before you decide to harass the staff?

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