Democratic Congressman Conyers "Retires, Not Resigns" As Sexual Misconduct Allegations Build

Careful to explain to those that care, Michigan Democrat Congressman John Conyers says he will "retire" from Congress today, and is "not resigning," following a growing list of sexual misconduct allegations. Conyers is endorsing his son, John Conyers III, to replace him in Congress.

“He is not resigning. He is going to retire,” Ian Conyers told the newspaper. “His doctor advised him that the rigor of another campaign would be too much for him just in terms of his health.”

Conyers, 88, is the longest serving House member and was one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have both said Conyers should step aside in light of the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him. Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the assistant Democratic leader who is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) with Conyers, has also said the Michigan lawmaker should resign.

As a reminder, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi had encouraged the House Ethics Cmte to "proceed expeditiously" as it investigates accusations against Conyers.

The review began after reports Conyers reached a $27k settlement with a former aide who said she was fired for rejecting his sexual advances; since then, Conyers has been accused of harassment by other women.

Conyers has acknowledged the settlement but denied sexual harassment claims.

Conyers concluded:

“My legacy will continue through my children."

We are not so sure about that Mr. Conyers, we suspect your families legacy will be tarnished with your alleged actions.

As The Hill reports, Ian Conyers, who also serves as a Michigan state senator, also told the Times that he plans to run for John Conyers's seat in Michigan's 13th Congressional District.

“I’m absolutely going to file for his seat. The work of our congressional district, where I come out of, has to continue,” Ian Conyers said.

 

“We have got to have someone who has depth and experience but also historical understanding of what it takes to fight this type of evil in Washington.”

In the interview, the state senator refused to defend the alleged actions of his great uncle.

“I stand with my uncle in terms of his belief of no specific wrongdoing,” Ian Conyers told the newspaper. “However, those things need to have their day in court.”

Comments

nmewn Shitonya Serfs Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:40 Permalink

It's just the oddest thing.Here Conyers is, running up and down the halls of Congress grabbing tits & ass like he's at a frat house keg party but when the grabbies step forward and accuse him (accurately) of grabbing their tits and asses...he heads to a hospital bed feigning exhaustion.Then he resigns, claiming his doctor said he's just to frail and old...to campaign...for office again. I'm starting to think he's being disingenuous and not telling us the whole story ;-) 

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red_pill nmewn Tue, 12/05/2017 - 16:40 Permalink

seems like all this 'sexual harassment' is a cover for worse things in the closet for some of these people....Epstein, Podesta leanings. Get em out under a more benign and less reprehensible 'mistake' and maybe the pedo word will never stick to them later.

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chubbar Killtruck Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:31 Permalink

Yeah, that's what we need, another entitled minority senator that shapes his views and opinions through the lens of racism instead of what is best for the whole country. I guess Conyers wants to keep the graft in the family. How about that pervert Senator from MN? When does that asshole resign?

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PT PT Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:16 Permalink

"I caught you speeding through that red light.""Yes, officer but it doesn't matter becoz I retired.  All retired now.  It's all good.""Damn!  Okay, off you go then.  Enjoy your retirement.  Try not to do anything extremely careless.""Would you like to see a photo of my grandchildren?""Let's catch up over yoga.  What time do you have your next appointment?""I'll email you my schedule but it is my only copy so after you finish reading it, you'll have to email it back to me."

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Katos Killtruck Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:13 Permalink

Retirement allows him to keep his substantial Retirement, as well as his lifetime benefits PAID for by taxpayers! Now HE ALSO wants to name HIS replacement?? Isn' that some shit?? HIS family are professional thieves, stealing from the American taxpayers for longer than any other congressman?? What a fucking joke!!

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