UPDATE: Conyers' lawyer said that Pelosi "sure as hell" won't be telling him what to do.
Conyers spokesman shoots down resignation talk:— Ben Siegel (@benyc) November 30, 2017
"It is not up to Nancy Pelosi. Nancy Pelosi did not elect the congressman, and she sure as hell won't be the one to tell the congressman to leave."
In a pretty stark departure from her interview on "Meet the Press" on Sunday, when Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) referred to embattled Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) as an "icon" who should remain in Congress, she now thinks that he should resign. Pelosi made the comment to reporters on Thursday morning.
PELOSI: "Congressman Conyers should resign"— Liz Goodwin (@lizcgoodwin) November 30, 2017
Just in: Pelosi says Rep Conyers should resign— Deirdre Walsh (@deirdrewalshcnn) November 30, 2017
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced at her weekly press conference today that Rep. John Conyers should resign. Conyers was hospitalized for stress amid sexual harassment allegations: https://t.co/asMaOTMZQ1 https://t.co/eKEsNYwSic— NPR (@NPR) November 30, 2017
Conyers has been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by numerous women. He settled at least one of those complaints. Journalist Cokie Roberts said on Sunday that it was widely known among female reporters to avoid being in an elevator with the Congressman. His staffers have complained that he made the office "toxic."
Since the allegations became known, many have called for Conyers to step down, including Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and (according to reports) fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus. He has resigned from the House Judiciary Committee, but has insisted that he will stay in his seat and will remain in Congress. Conyers was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1964.
On Thursday morning, Conyers was hospitalized for a "stress-related illness."