by Daveda Gruber:
Michigan Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan) stepped aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. He denies recent allegations of sexual and inappropriate conduct.
Conyers said in a statement, “In light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the Democratic leader of my request to step aside as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee during the investigation of these matters.”
Conyers, 88 was hit with several allegations of misconduct while in Congress that are now being investigated by the House Ethics Committee.
Term limits comes to mind here. Eighty-eight years old, give me a break, retire.
Conyers’ office paid a woman more than $27,000 under a confidentiality agreement to settle a complaint in 2015 that she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances.
Melanie Sloan, a lawyer who worked with Conyers on the House Judiciary Committee, said she was called into the long-serving congressman’s office to discuss an issue and found him “walking around in his underwear.”
Maybe he has dementia? He forgot to get dressed? Did he come to work in clothes?
Conyers often screamed at Sloan and fired and re-hired her. He criticized her for not wearing stockings and one time ordered her to baby-sit one of his children.
Stockings are a turn-on for some men. Firing and rehiring is absurd behavior. Get the old cronies out of our government!
Am I being too harsh? I think not.