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The Wall Street Journal: New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed won’t run in 2022 after sexual misconduct claims

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., said in a statement Sunday night he would not run for re-election or for governor in 2022, following allegations last week of inappropriate sexual conduct.

Reed also apologized to Nicolette Davis, who told the Washington Post last week that the lawmaker had made unwanted sexual advances to her in 2017, which he said on Friday was inaccurate.

“Simply put, my behavior caused her pain, showed her disrespect and was unprofessional. I was wrong, I am sorry, and I take full responsibility,” Reed said in a statement Sunday evening.

Davis, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army who at the time worked as an insurance lobbyist, said Reed put his hand on her back, unhooked her bra and touched her leg during a fundraising trip, according to an account she gave to the Washington Post. She didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday night.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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