{FD} Democratic Rep. Esty says she won’t seek re-election after abuse claims against ex-staffer

Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., announced Monday that she would not seek re-election this November amid accusations that she failed to protect her female staffers from a former chief of staff accused of harassment and abuse.

{FD} Washington Democrats silent on calls for Rep. Esty to resign over harassment, abuse case

Congressional Democrats have led efforts to end sexual harassment and abuse on Capitol Hill but remain silent about whether Connecticut Democrat Rep. Elizabeth Esty should resign for failing to take swift action after learning about alleged harassment and physical abuse in her Washington office.

{FD} Trumps slams Mexico and Dems as caravan of immigrants heads to US southern border

President Trump let loose on Mexico and Congressional Democrats in a series early morning tweets on Monday as a caravan of Central American immigrants makes its way largely unfettered through Mexico on its way to the United States’ southern border.

{FD} Pressure mounts for Democratic Rep. Esty to resign over violent abuse accusations against top staffer

The pressure on Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty to resign over her handling of a harassment-and-abuse incident mounted this weekend, with fellow Democrats calling on her to leave office.

{FD} Democratic lawmaker asked to resign over reports of harassment ‘coverup’

A Connecticut Democrat is being asked to resign after reports surfaced that she hid allegations of harassment by her former chief staff, who allegedly physically harmed and threatened to “kill” another staffer, while letting him continue in her office for months.

{FD} House Democrat kept aide on staff despite threat allegation: reports

A U.S. House Democrat -- who has been prominent in the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment -- apologized Thursday, saying she failed to protect female members of her staff who claimed to have been harassed by the lawmaker’s former chief of staff.

{FD} Rep. Keith Ellison, under fire for Farrakhan ties, claims he hasn’t seen the controversial leader since 2013

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said Sunday that he had not met with or spoken to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan since 2013 -- despite the controversial minister's claim that the congressman visited him in Farrakhan's Washington D.C. suite more recently than that.

{FD} GOP resolution condemning anti-Semitic Louis Farrakhan puts pressure on Dems

Republican Congressman Todd Rokita is calling on the House of Representatives to condemn anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, putting pressure on several House Democrats who have had ties to him.

{FD} Pol who warned of bigoted rhetoric justifies ties with Louis Farrakhan, lashes out at Jewish group

A Democrat who has come under fire for his ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan despite a long record of warning that hate speech poses one of the greatest threats to U.S. security dismissed calls from the Republican Jewish Coalition for his resignation, saying the organization lacks credibility in his view.

{FD} Pelosi slams California ICE raid as ‘unjust and cruel,’ amid outcry over mayor’s tipoff to immigrants

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Wednesday slammed as "unjust and cruel" a raid of illegal immigrants in California last week that netted hundreds of criminals, many with convictions for violent crimes -- but which was partially thwarted by a Democratic mayor who tipped off the public to the crackdown.

{FD} Dem leaders, Women’s March founders under fire over Farrakhan connections

More than a week after Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan delivered a blistering speech in Chicago in which he declared that “powerful Jews are my enemy” and “white folks are going down,” calls are growing louder for Democratic leaders and Women’s March founders with ties to the black separatist proponent to denounce him or step down.

{FD} Democratic Rep. Danny Davis confirms Farrakhan relationship despite his view on ‘the Jewish question’

Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., described his personal relationship with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in an interview Sunday -- saying, in his own words, “The world is so much bigger than Farrakhan and the Jewish question and his position on that and so forth.”