This - “Ohio Congressman Is Convicted in Sex Case, but Aide Says He'll Run for Re-election”, emphasis mine:
E. Lukens, Republican of Ohio, was convicted today in a case in which prosecutors said he had sex with a 16-year-old girl.
A jury deliberated for one and a half hours before finding him guilty of contributing to the delinquency and unruliness of a minor at his apartment in Columbus on Nov. 6. The offense, a misdemeanor, carries a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. He will be sentenced after a presentencing investigation.
Hours after the verdict, the senior Republican in Ohio's Congressional delegation called for Mr. Lukens's resignation. ''I think he should do the gentlemanly thing and resign,'' said the colleague, Representative Chalmers P. Wylie. But an aide to Mr. Lukens predicted that he would seek re-election next year. A Secret Videotape [sic]
A misdemeanor conviction does not automatically disqualify a member from sitting in Congress or lead to an investigation by the House ethics committee. The committee can choose to investigate such cases and recommend action like censure.
So, Madame Pelosi, will we now hear you call for an ethics investigation of Rep. Lukens? Somehow, I doubt it, but the better question may be if the mainstream media will now go after Rep. Lukens with the zeal that they’ve attacked Anthony Weiner.
UPDATE: The NYT article which led to this post was published in 1989. I came across the link to the article in the comments of a current piece, on another website yesterday, and in my zeal, did not look at the date. My apologies.