Conyers Rally: Give Him Due Process; What About Trump?
Dec 06, 2017, 00:29
- Prominent clergy, Detroit elected leaders and community activists said Monday that they will go to the White House and U.S. House of Representatives - if necessary - to demand due process for Rep. John Conyers who faces allegations of sexual harassment from several women who once worked for him.
Just late last night, another woman who says she worked for Conyers also came forward to say the congressman groped her while they were in church.
In the days following the allegations, Conyers, who is the longest serving current House member, had fiercely denied the allegations against him and vowed to fight to clear his name.
While Democrats appear to be taking sexual harassment allegations seriously-even those filed against congressmen with so much power and sway they were considered "untouchable"-yesterday Donald Trump endorsed an alleged child molester (and confirmed bigot/theocrat/racist) running for the Senate in Alabama". Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has also urged Conyers to step down.
At the time, Reed said that it would be up to Conyers, and not other politicians, whether he ended a almost 53-year-long career in Congress. Conyers - a figure who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and employed Rosa Parks - was first elected in 1964. Conyers' congressional career, which spanned more than 50 years, included voting for articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon.
MI state Sen. Ian Conyers, a grandson of John Conyers' brother, told The New York Times for a story Tuesday that he plans to run for the 13th District congressional seat. Conyers eventually acknowledged the settlement, but denied wrongdoing.
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Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., a longtime co-chairman of the House Progressive Caucus, said that the Conyers-backed left-wing bills - which had no chance of passage in this Congress - would be adopted by other members.
"John Conyers has spent over 50 years protecting the rights of everyone in this country, " the Wayne County Executive said.
Over the last two weeks, Conyers has been accused of sexual harassment or other improper behavior by at least six former female members of his staff and of making a payment of more than $27,000 in taxpayer-backed office funds to settle one of those claims.
After a 15-year struggle, Conyers succeeded in establishing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as a federal holiday in 1986.
Conyers became an icon during the civil rights movement.
Giving up his spot on the committee was a move that a senior Democratic aide said Pelosi helped orchestrate. He had previously served on the staff of former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.
Conyers's decision to step aside comes as Congress struggles to explain its secretive process for investigating and settling claims about sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct.
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He said he was reaching out to police in Lake Forest because some of his encounters with Levine took place there in the mid-1980s. Last year , he told police in IL that he'd had sexual contact with Levine when he was under the age of 18.
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John also had a brush with death in April when he contracted a "potentially deadly" bacterial infection in South America. Sir Elton , 70, revealed previous year that he and his mother had reconciled after not speaking since 2008.
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Female Rebel BBL starts their season from the 9th f December, which is 10 days earlier from the male season of KFC BBL games. Fans of cricket across the world can see the online stream at the official Australian cricket website, and throw its app.