There are sexual harassers, and then there is John Conyers, the Democrat from Detroit who made his congressional office an adjunct of his libido.
The evidence suggests that Conyers believed that as a 27-term congressman, he was entitled to the Washington, D.C., equivalent of the Ottoman imperial harem.
He routinely hit on his female staffers, and his office was a den of sexual intrigue — allegedly featuring a jealous wife and a vindictive mistress — that properly belongs in a Bravo reality show if the network ever extends its franchise to Capitol Hill.
A political party is rarely provided an easier test case for its bona fides. Conyers is an 88-year-old man who finds it increasingly difficult to carry out his duties. He holds an exceedingly safe seat that, should he resign, will be taken over by another reliably progressive Democrat. In this case, the political cost to the party of showing that it’s serious about “zero tolerance” for sexual harassment is almost nil.
Yet House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, when asked about Conyers on Meet the Press, mumbled and looked at her shoes. She wasn’t able to summon any dudgeon, let alone high dudgeon, about Conyers. The harshest thing she said is that “as John reviews his case — which he knows, which I don’t — I believe he will do the right thing.”
Oh, really? Conyers did step down as the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee. Otherwise, his careful review of his own case has produced categorical denials that even Pelosi must find incredible.
It is true that Conyers hasn’t had his day in front of the House Ethics Committee. But neither has Roy Moore. That hasn’t kept Pelosi from denouncing him.
The multiple allegations against Conyers are specific and consistent. He reached a settlement agreement with one accuser, whose account is backed by affidavits from other employees.
One women said in an affidavit that one of her duties was “to keep a list of women I assumed he was having affairs with and call them at his request and, if necessary, have them flown in using Congressional resources.” Not having to bother with the logistics of your own mistresses is evidently one of the privileges of being a public servant.
Another accuser, a former Conyers scheduler, filed a lawsuit that she eventually dropped when a court refused her request to keep it sealed. In the suit, she says she complained to Conyers’s chief of staff about his unwelcome advances. The chief of staff told her to write them all down. She couldn’t “due to the extreme amount of time it would require to adequately chronicle these advances and behaviors and manage her work load.”
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Though the Democrats denounce abuse of women, they stand by Conyers, Franken, Clinton, Kennedy, etc, etc. They denounce racism but revered a Grand Kleagel of the KKK, have notorious race baiters as influential advisers and routinely use race as a political weapon. They claim to denounce violence but employ gangs of fascists to violently suppress political opposition.
They have a whole flock of albatrosses around their skinny necks.
All we get from the Demac-RATS is BAN THIS and BAN THAT more taxes higher taxes more regulations more red tape lawsuits unending lawsuits The Vulture the Shark and the Donkey are partners in crime
During the day yesterday a 2nd slush fund was found that DEMS have been using to make settlements with sexual abuse victims!
There was $15 MILLION used out of the 1st fund!
These filthy creeps!
When Trump 1st heard the slogan, “Drain the Swamp,” he didn’t like it.
But it seems more apropos as each day goes by.
@Nanny G: It will be interesting to see who leads the charge to expose who has been using that fund and who authorized it for anyone with sexual abuse in their past is going to (or, if wise, SHOULD) go totally radio silent on the subject.