House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declined to talk Thursday about reports that Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., might be reconsidering his decision to retire from Congress after allegations of sexual improprieties emerged in December.
When pressed Thursday, Pelosi told reporters that she would only comment after the Nevada Democrat makes a final decision. Pelosi came out against Kihuen and called for him to resign from Congress after multiple women alleged that he touched them inappropriately and made unwanted advances.
But she didn't repeat that comment on Thursday when asked.
"When he makes a decision, I'll give you a reaction to it," Pelosi said when asked about Kihuen's maneuvering at her weekly press conference.
"Let's see what he decides to do," Pelosi said later on when asked if she still believes he should resign. "I don't mean to be rude in my response, but I don't want to speculate on something that may or may not happen."
At least four women have accused the freshman lawmaker of improprieties dating back to his campaign for Congress in 2016. Kihuen has denied the allegations.
Kihuen is one in a group of lawmakers who have been accused of sexual misconduct, and have said they would retire at the end of the year. Others in that group are Reps. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, and Pat Meehan, R-Pa. Three others accused of misconduct — Democrat John Conyers and Republicans Trent Franks and Tim Murphy — have already resigned from office.