Nancy Pelosi Calls for Ethics Investigation Into Rep. Tony Cárdenas After Sexual Molestation Allegation

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San Fernando Valley Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas is seen in this undated photo. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

San Fernando Valley Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas is seen in this undated photo. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

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Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Saturday called for an ethics investigation into San Fernando Valley Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas, who this week acknowledged that he is the unnamed defendant in a Jane Doe lawsuit alleging he molested a 16-year-old girl.

Cárdenas has vehemently denied the allegations, and contacted fellow members of Congress in recent days to assert his innocence in connection with the lawsuit.

In a statement Saturday, Pelosi said Cárdenas “appropriately asked us to withhold judgement until there is a full investigation of the facts.”

She called on the House Ethics Committee to investigate and said the congressman “will fully cooperate.”

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