Democrats are awash in sexual misconduct scandals.
Nancy Pelosi appeared on TV to answer for the mushrooming allegations of sexual harassment against members of her party.
But she ended up saying the three words that brought her world crashing down.
Pelosi’s interview on Meet the Press was a disaster.
She was asked about Democrat John Conyers – who, as the highest ranking Democrat on the House Judicial Committee, would be the man leading the charge in impeaching Trump should the Democrats win control of Congress – who used taxpayer money to settle sexual harassment allegations made by a former staffer.
Pelosi face planted with her answer.
She claimed Conyers was an icon who strongly supported feminist issues such as abortion and was entitled to due process.
“Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defended former President Bill Clinton, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) against allegations of sexual misconduct while attacking President Donald Trump and Alabama GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore.
On Clinton, Pelosi said, “I think it is a generational change. Let me say the concern we had then was that they were impeaching the president of the United States. And for something that had nothing to do with the performance of his duties and trying to take him out for that reason.”
On Conyers, Pelosi said, “We are strengthened by due process just because someone is accused and is it one accusations or two? He has done a great deal to protect women. Right wing is praising him for his work on that and did great work on that. The fact is as John reviews his case I believe he will do…He will do the right thing.”
WATCH: Rep. @NancyPelosi (D-Calif.): Accused Congressman Conyers is an "icon" in our country. #MTP pic.twitter.com/qko01yRqXj
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) November 26, 2017
Pelosi also cast doubt on the credibility of the women who leveled the accusations.
.@CHUCKTODD: “Do you believe John Conyers’ accusers?”@NANCYPELOSI: “I don’t know who they are. Do you? They have not really come forward." #MTP
— NBC News PR (@NBCNewsPR) November 26, 2017
Conyers reacted by denying the story and stepping down as the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee.
After careful consideration and in light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the Democratic Leader of my request to step aside as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee during the investigation of these matters.
— John Conyers, Jr. (@RepJohnConyers) November 26, 2017
Conyers is another liberal who presented himself as a champion of women who turned out to be an alleged harasser.
Starting with Roy Moore, Democrats thought they could ride sexual harassment to victory in the 2018 midterms.
But with just three words – “he’s an icon” – Nancy Pelosi brought that to a screeching halt.