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Congressman Reed accused of sexual misconduct in Washington Post story

Congressman Tom Reed has been accused of sexual misconduct by a former lobbyist, according to The Washington Post.

Nicolette Davis spoke to the post about an incident that happened in 2017. She was 25 at the time at a pub in Minneapolis with Reed and other lobbyists.

“Reed, his hand outside her blouse, briefly fumbled with her bra before unhooking it by pinching the clasp, Davis told The Post. He moved his hand to her thigh, inching upward,” the Post story said. “Frozen in fear, she said, she asked the person sitting to her right for help. He obliged by pulling the congressman away from the table and out of the restaurant.”


Reed’s office provided a statement to local media noting that the account of his actions was ‘not accurate’, per the Post story.

The Steuben County Democratic Party called for Reed to resign if the allegations are true.

Here’s the statement they released:

“The breaking news this morning that Congressman Tom Reed has been accused of sexual misconduct while intoxicated comes as no surprise to those of us living in his district and home town, where his reputation is well known. There is no room in a civil society for the demoralizing behavior toward women described in the allegation. Our great Democratic United States House of Representatives cannot tolerate the lip service Reed pays to the ideals of protecting women from violence, while his own behavior threatens these very ideals. These exceptionally credible allegations against Tom Reed should be fully investigated. If the allegations are proven true, Congressman Reed should resign his office immediately.”

Reed has been among those calling for the resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo amid his sexual harassment investigation.



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