U.S. House Speaker Ryan says up to Conyers whether to resign

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 29, 2017 11:00 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday commended Representative John Conyers for stepping down as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee in the face of sexual misconduct allegations, and said it was up to Conyers to decide if he should resign from the House.

"I know what I would do if this happened to me. I will leave it up to him to decide what he wants to do. I think he made the right decision in stepping down from his leadership position," House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Tim Ahmann)