Contact: Noel Fritsch
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Delavan, WI — Republican U.S. House candidate Paul Nehlen lambasted House Speaker Paul Ryan’s lackluster efforts to curb sex abuse in the U.S. House after Ryan waited and followed Nancy Pelosi’s lead regarding recent sexual harassment allegations against Democratic Representative John Conyers.

“For over a week Paul Ryan refused to call for John Conyers resignation,” Nehlen said. “it’s sad that it took action from the Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, for Ryan to get off the sideline and condemn the actions of John Conyers.”

“Under Ryan’s watch, John Conyers paid out tens of thousands of dollars to silence victims with taxpayer money. Including a $27,000 payoff in 2015,” Nehlen continued, “that payout capped off decades of sexual harassment that was reported by multiple staffers, but Ryan refused to do anything until Nancy Pelosi lead the charge.”

“When even simple things like stopping sex abuse among U.S. House Representatives require leadership from the Democratic party to get done, it’s no surprise there’s a national movement against Paul Ryan’s failed leadership.” Nehlen explained.

“This is just one more instance where Ryan has shown he isn’t getting the job done in D.C., and he’s certainly not getting the job done for the people of Wisconsin,” Nehlen concluded.

Paul Nehlen is a turnaround specialist, business executive, and inventor who started on the factory floor, who, with God’s grace and some determination, rose to lead Fortune 500 manufacturing businesses around the world. Nehlen challenged Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 2016 First Congressional District to stop Trans-Pacific Partnership and secure America’s border. He is waging the battle for Wisconsin’s workers, against the refugee resettlement racket, and lends his voice to the battle for America’s values. He lives in Delavan, Wisconsin.

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