Dec 06 2017
Representative John Conyers Jr, who faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, announced on Tuesday (Dec 5) that he will leave Congress immediately, and he endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to replace him.
A cousin of a staffer who accused Rep. John Conyers of sexual harassment says the woman's claims are true - and the pol harassed her, too, an affidavit released Monday says.
But following the mounting allegations of sexual harassment, he has faced growing calls to resign from colleagues in the House, including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Conyers, who was first elected in 1964 and went on to become a founding member in 1971 of the Congressional Black Caucus, easily won re-election previous year to his 27th term in the heavily Democratic district in and around Detroit.
But Conyers, who took his MI seat in 1965 and was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, insisted that his record would not be tarnished by the accusations.
Word of Conyers' resignation was met with sadness among House Democrats, even though many had called on him to step down. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., one of Pelosi's top deputies in House Democratic leadership and the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, had also told Conyers he should resign, Politico reported.
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On Nov. 27, Pelosi said she had spoken to another woman, Melanie Sloan, a founder of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, who had worked for Conyers and also came forward. The 88-year-old Democrat is the longest-serving current House member.
"Look, this goes with the issue of politics, the game of politics, which we're in", Conyers told host Mildred Gaddis. Conyers has repeatedly denied claims of sexual harrassment and misconduct by staffers. "We support the right to protect the constitutional rights of all involved". "I will have more on that soon".
Rep. John Conyers' attorney is expected to make an announcement later this morning.
When asked if Congress should disclose the details of settlements made by other lawmakers in cases of sexual misconduct or harassment, Conyers replied with "a strong, unequivocal yes". Another woman alleges she was sacked by Conyers after she rejected his advances and subsequently settled a wrongful dismissal claim with the congressman.
"I think that we lose our moral authority if we also don't call out those we love who have done things that are bad", said Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash.
Buzzfeed News reported on November 20 that Conyers had settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was sacked from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. He will now be leaving the seat he's held since 1965.
Dec 04 2017
Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama will vie for national championship
The debate heading into Sunday's announcement regards whether Ohio State or Alabama should make the playoff. Alabama (11-1) made it 4-for-4 in the playoff, the only team that has made them all.
Dec 04 2017
North Korea: US 'begging' for war with 'largest ever' joint aerial drill
He responded "I don't think so" when asked whether the Mueller probe affected American allies. The United States has 28,500 troops in South Korea as a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War.
Dec 04 2017
Selena Gomez stuns at awards gala
After thanking Fanning and Raisa , Gomez added " I don't know how I'll ever repay it but maybe I'll make an epic album next year ".
Nov 30 2017
Harvey Weinstein Accused of Sex Trafficking During Cannes 2014
Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances". Later, in Cannes , France, Weinstein asked Noble to come to his hotel room, under false pretenses of business.
Nov 29 2017
Melania Trump Lashes Out At 'Salacious' Article
And the Christmas decorations are simply spectacular - the White House decorated with lots of red and green and gold. When @realDonaldTrump sees 'a attractive woman, [he] just start [s] kissing them.' I hear he doesn't 'even wait".
Nov 29 2017
Uber-Waymo Trial Delayed Again Following Allegations of Rogue Conduct at Uber
Uber paid $680 million a year ago for a self-driving vehicle startup founded by Levandowski after he left Waymo in January 2016. Alsup voiced his own concern over what he called potentially criminal conduct involving a hidden system of messaging at Uber.
Nov 27 2017
Bucs fall to Falcons in huge NFC South matchup
But on the positive side, the Falcons should be able to survive any challenge with Jones playing at the level he played on Sunday. Backup running back Terron Ward made up for what could have been a costly fumble by picking up some tough yards late.
Nov 27 2017
Tennessee is 'close' to deal with Schiano, according to sources
Schiano developed a relationship with Currie when he was out of coaching for two seasons following his short tenure in Tampa. He won at least eight games in five of his last six seasons with the Scarlet Knights.
Nov 27 2017
Flights disrupted as Bali volcano spews ash
Government officials are insistent that the island remains safe for now outside of the area immediately surrounding Mount Agung. ET) Saturday, Bali's Regional Disaster Management Agency said.
Nov 25 2017
Guarantee safe return of Jadhav's wife: India to Pak
Last week, Pakistan said it is also "considering" India's request to let Jadhav's mother meet him, apart from his wife. His mother Avantika had made repeated pleas earlier, which went unreciprocated by the neighbouring country.
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