From NBC's Mike Viqueira and Domenico Montanaro
Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ-1) is refusing to step down, proclaiming his innocence after being indicted on 35 counts, which "stem from a tangle of suspected fraud involving business dealings, campaign finances and legislative conduct," per the Arizona Republic. "According to the government's case, Renzi cheated and stole his way into office, then abused his power to make money."
"I will not resign and take on the cloak of guilt because I am innocent," Renzi said per a statement released by his congressional office. "My legal team of Reid Weingarten and Kelly Kramer will handle these legal issues while I continue to serve my constituents."