Due to an imminent investigation into sexual harassment against John Conyers Jr., the Democratic Representative is stepping down from his position as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee.

This decision comes after several lawmakers were pushing Conyers to step down.

Conyers denies the allegations made against him, and says he is optimistic about proving his innocence in front of the House Committee on Ethics.

According to The Hill, the opening of this investigation comes as a result of a BuzzFeed News report, conveying that “Conyers settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances.”

Other staffers are also coming forward, accusing Conyers of making requests for sexual favors, and inappropriately touching female staffers. They also claim that Conyers was using congressional resources to transport women that he may have been having sexual relationships with.

In addition, an ethics lawyer is also choosing to come forward, stating that she was facing sexual harassment and verbal abuse while working for Conyers back in the’90s. She claims that Conyers was inviting her into his office while he was in his underwear.

According to The Hill:

Mike Cernovich, a Trump supporter who has pushed conspiracy theories such as “Pizzagate,” provided the documents to BuzzFeed News after reportedly offering to pay $10,000 for the records. BuzzFeed said it independently confirmed the documents’ authenticity.

“Not alt right but it’s always nice to get a shout out from a Congressman on his way out,” Cernovich tweeted on Sunday.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a statement about Conyers’s decision to step aside stressed that “zero tolerance means consequences.”

“We must ensure the Congress has a climate of dignity and respect with zero tolerance,” she added

During an appearance earlier Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Pelosi called Conyers an “icon” who deserves “due process.”

Conyers is currently the longest-serving member of the House, and claims he will be in full cooperation with this investigation.

Meanwhile, Representative Jerry Nadler is taking over Conyers’ position. He states:

“I will do everything in my power to continue to press on the important issues facing our committee, including criminal justice reform, workplace equality, and holding the Trump Administration accountable. Ranking Member Conyers has a 50 year legacy of advancing the cause of justice, and my job moving forward is to continue that critical work,” Nadler said in a statement.