Reed additionally introduced that he wouldn’t be looking for workplace in 2022 after his present time period in Congress ends.
“I hear her voice and will not dismiss her. In reflection, my personal depiction of this event is irrelevant,” he mentioned. “Simply put, my behavior caused her pain, showed her disrespect and was unprofessional. I was wrong, I am sorry, and I take full responsibility.”
Davis advised the Post in a story revealed Friday that in a Minneapolis pub in 2017, Reed was drunk when he put his hand on her again after which his hand outdoors her shirt, unhooked her bra after which moved his hand to her thigh, shifting it upward.
“A drunk congressman is rubbing my back,” she advised the Post that she had texted to a buddy and co-worker that night in 2017.
She advised the Post she requested the particular person subsequent to her on the correct for assist. She mentioned he pulled Reed away from the desk and out of the restaurant.
NCS has not independently confirmed the allegation by Davis made within the Post article and has been unable to succeed in her for remark. Reed initially denied any allegation of sexual misconduct in a assertion to NCS on Friday after the Post’s story was revealed.
“This account of my actions is not accurate,” Reed mentioned in a assertion to NCS in regards to the allegations on Friday. When requested in particular person on Capitol Hill in regards to the allegations that very same day, Reed advised NCS: “We issued a statement.”
Reed mentioned in his Sunday assertion that the 2017 incident occurred throughout a time when he was scuffling with alcoholism.
“This occurred at a time in my life in which I was struggling. Upon entering treatment in 2017, I recognized that I am powerless over alcohol. I am now approaching four years of that personal lifelong journey of recovery,” Reed mentioned in a assertion. “This is in no way an excuse for anything I’ve done. Consistent with my recovery, I publicly take ownership of my past actions, offer this amends and humbly apologize again to Ms. Davis, my wife and kids, loved ones, and to all of you.”
Reed mentioned that he wouldn’t be operating for any elected workplace in 2022, which he acknowledged was consistent with a pledge when he was first elected to the House to solely serve six phrases.