Nadler, Lofgren Call for Ethics Look and Conyers Could Be Headed for Ranking Membership Battle. The morning after learning via a report in Buzzfeed that Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), who is the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, was involved in a sexual harassment complaint and settlement, two members on the House Judiciary issued statements.
They were: Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA). Both Nadler and Lofgren sit in the second and third slots behind Conyers.
“The allegations against Ranking Member Conyers are extremely serious and deeply troubling. Obviously, these allegations must be investigated promptly by the Ethics Committee. There can be no tolerance for behavior that subjects women to the kind of conduct alleged. We also must support efforts to reform the way the House of Representatives handles these matters to make the process easier and more supportive of victims, as well as more transparent,” wrote Rep. Nadler in a statement.
He would likely be the favorite for a Ranking Member position if Conyers was replaced or stepped down.