In an announcement issued by his office, Mr. Kihuen, 37, said he needed to “state obviously” that he denied the charges against him.
He said that he would coordinate with the House Ethics Committee, which uncovered on Friday that it had opened an examination concerning him, and that he looked “forward to demonstrating my innocence.”
In any case, he said he was worried that the charges would be “a diversion from a reasonable and careful dialog of the issues in a re-decision battle.”
Delegate Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic pioneer, had over and again called for Mr. Kihuen to leave. However, until Saturday, he had unflinchingly opposed doing as such, demanding he had done nothing incorrectly.
The assertions against Mr. Kihuen, first revealed by BuzzFeed News two weeks prior, include a 25-year-old lady, recognized just as Samantha, who left her activity as fund chief of his battle due to what she portrayed as rehashed undesirable suggestions for dates and sex.
While Mr. Kihuen was generally obscure before the harassment charges became known, he is from the politically basic swing territory of Nevada, where he had recently wrested a seat from a Republican.
As affirmations of sexual harassment have taken a toll men their employments in a scope of ventures — media and stimulation, the scholarly world and expressions of the human experience — Congress has confronted its own issues over the way ladies are dealt with in the work environment.
On Thursday, Representative Blake Farenthold, Republican of Texas, reported that he would not look for re-decision. Mr. Farenthold settled a harassment guarantee documented by his previous correspondences chief for $84,000, paid for with citizen cash.
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Also, Representative Trent Franks, Republican of Arizona, was constrained out by Speaker Paul D. Ryan after it was revealed that he had offered to pay an associate $5 million to convey his kid as a surrogate mother — an offer that left her stressed that the legislator needed to engage in sexual relations as a methods for impregnating her.