'There are rapists in this building': Nancy Pelosi's daughter Christine makes bold remarks at California Capitol and says there are 'molesters among us' but won't name any of them
- Christine was speaking at the California Capitol in Sacramento on Tuesday?
- She said there was a 'whisper network' which protected the 'molesters' at government
- Describing herself as a 'hotline' for victims, she compared the government to the Catholic church?
- Pelosi, 51, spoke as her mother stayed quiet on allegations against Rep. John Conyers?
- Nancy Pelosi finally called for him to resign on Thursday as the accusations against him grew ?
Nancy Pelosi's daughter Christine shocked California lawmakers this week by boldly declaring during an address: 'There are rapists in this building.'?
Pelosi, 51, delivered the remarks as part of an ongoing campaign to end workplace harassment which she says is rampant in the local government.
She, along with almost 300 women, signed their names to a document calling for an end to it and on Tuesday, Pelosi, the chairwoman of the?California Democratic Party's Women's Caucus, used it as ammunition in a hearing before the Assembly Rules Subcommittee on Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Prevent and Response, in Sacramento.?
'We have a whisper network. You all know it.?Because what everybody here knows is that we have rapists in this?building. We have molesters among us,' she said.?
As she gave her blistering remarks on sexual assault, her mother finally called for Rep. John Conyers to resign over his own accusations after days of silence on the matter.
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Christine Pelosi shocked the California Legislature on Tuesday by declaring 'there are rapists in this building and we all know it' during a hearing before the?Assembly Rules Subcommittee on Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Prevent and Response
Christine, speaking in Sacramento, thundered: 'There are perpetrators, enforcers and enablers in this building causing a clear and present danger to the public and to the people here.?
'We know who they are, a lot of us know who they are and we find out through that whisper network. we find out because people do tell, they do talk they just don't come forward,' she said.?
Later, Pelosi refused to name any of the alleged attackers when pushed for names on Twitter.?
She said she would not betray the victims who had confided in her by revealing any of the alleged predators and labeled a Sacramento Bee columnist who implored her to as a 'troll'.?
In her plea to the committee, she said she had become the 'hotline' for women who have been abused by politicians and compared the state's government to the Catholic church and its covering up of pedophilia.
Pelosi fumed as she described herself as the only 'hotline' available to victims of predators in the government?
Pelosi, 51, is the Chairwoman of the California Democratic Party's Women's Caucus. She was stern as she entered the hearing with her notes in hand?
Pelosi then labeled a Sacramento Bee reporter who asked her to name the rapists a 'troll'?
'I saw the catholic church so unwilling to police itself that it let parishes go bankrupt rather than address the issue.
The thinking at the time was, "well this person's just sick, let's just move them." We do that in the whisper network here in the capitol, don't we? We just rescue?someone and move them.
"Let's get them out of that office and put them over here. Let's get them out of that committee and stick them over there."?
'That's not enough. It failed the church, It doesn't work,' she fumed.?
Christine with her mother, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi who finally addressed a sexual harassment scandal engulfing Rep. John Conyers?
Pelosi finally told Conyers, 88, to resign on Thursday amid the accusations against him
Pelosi is leading the We Said Enough campaign where anonymous accusers have shared details of they have been allegedly abused by California politicians on a website.?None name their attackers.?
As Christine marched on with her crusade against sexual harassers this week, her mother finally condemned Dem. Rep. John Conyers to resign over claims he sexually harassed staffers.?
Conyers. 88, has been hospitalized for stress as a growing number of women come out to detail how he abused them.?
The older Pelosi had been quiet on the issue until Thursday when she finally accepted he should leave his seat.?
'The allegations against congressman Conyers as we have learned more since Sunday are serious, disappointing and very credible,' said Pelosi, a California representative who notably did not call for Conyers to go during a Sunday appearance on NBC's 'Meet the Press.'
'It's very sad. The brave women who came forward are owed justice,' Pelosi continued at a Capitol press conference.
'I pray for congressman Conyers and his family and wish them well, however, Congressman Conyers should resign,' she said.?
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