>> I pray for Congressman Conyers and his family and wish them well. However, Congressman Conyers should resign.>> House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday pushed to close the book on the long career of Michigan Congressman John Conyers, saying it was time for Conyers to resign amid growing allegations of sexual harassment.
>> The brave women who came forward are owed justice.>> Pelosi reversed her earlier stand after one of his accusers came forward in a morning TV interview. But Conyers continued to hold firm, even as his lawyers said the 88-year-old had been hospitalized due to stress related symptoms.>> The decision will be made by Congressman Conyers as to what his next course is.
>> But another Capitol Hill career did end Thursday, embattled Texas Republican Joe Barton told the Dallas Morning News he would not seek reelection in 2018 after nude pictures of him and lewd texts were leaked online. There are enough people who lost faith in me that it's time to step aside, Barton told the paper.
At the same time, allegations of misconduct continued to stack up against Democratic Minnesota Senator, Al Franken, with two more accusers coming forward Thursday. An Army veteran told CNN Franken groped her during a USO tour in 2003, while another unnamed woman told feminist blog, Jezebel, Franken tried to kiss her on stage in 2006.
Franken, who said he will not step down, has been under fire ever since LA radio host, Leanne Tweeden, said he tried to forcibly kiss her and groped her while she slept during a USO tour in 2006.