The alleged sexual misconduct case against Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed is now being looked at by the House Ethics Committee.

The move was announced Friday, April 9 after the Republican was accused of inappropriately touching a female lobbyist at a networking event at a Minneapolis pub in 2017. 

Reed apologized to Nicholette Davis who claimed the Congressman had unhooked her bra while she was a 25-year-old lobbyist.  He said he had been struggling at the time and has admitted to battling alcohol issues.

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The 23rd District Congressman, who earlier announced he would not seek reelection, had been seen as a possible contender to face Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo.  He has since said he would not seek any elected office.

Reed’s office has not commented on the House Ethics Committee investigation.

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