Politics Kihuen won't launch re-election bid amid sexual harassment allegations

00:27  17 december  2017
00:27  17 december  2017 Source:   The Hill

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Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev.) announced on Saturday that he would not launch a re - election bid amid sexual misconduct allegations against him. "It is in the best interests of my family and my constituents to complete my term in Congress and not seek re - election ,” Kihuen told The Las Vegas

Ruben Kihuen , D-Nev., announced Saturday that he would not seek re - election in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations against him. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, said he would not seek re - election amid sexual harassment allegations that he has denied.

Kihuen won't launch re-election bid amid sexual harassment allegations © Provided by The Hill Kihuen won't launch re-election bid amid sexual harassment allegations Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev.) announced on Saturday that he would not launch a re-election bid amid allegations of sexual assault against him.

"It is in the best interests of my family and my constituents to complete my term in Congress and not seek re-election," Kihuen told The Las Vegas Review-Journal in a statement.

The news comes a day after the House Ethics Committee announced it was pursuing a probe into the allegations against the freshman congressman.

"I want to state clearly again that I deny the allegations in question," he said.

"I am committed to fully cooperating with the House Ethics Committee and look forward to clearing my name."

BuzzFeed News first reported that Kihuen had made unwanted sexual advances toward a former campaign staffer.


CNN poll: 7 in 10 Americans say sexual harassment is a very serious problem .
Americans view sexual harassment far more seriously than they did two decades ago, a new CNN Poll Conducted by SSRS shows. Nearly seven in ten Americans say sexual harassment is a very serious problem, according to the poll, a 34-point shift from a CNN/Time poll conducted in 1998.Women are more likely than men to view harassment as extremely or very serious, 73% versus 63%. The concern of Democrats and independents far outpaces Republicans. Eighty-five percent of Democrats and 68% of independents see harassment as extremely or very serious, compared with 45% of Republicans.

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