Conyers is being slapped with so many sexual harassment accusations that even the founder of the Congressional Black Caucus can’t take it.
He’s not going to resign just yet, but he’s not seeking re-election next year.
From local Detroit news:
The controversy swirling around Michigan Rep. John Conyers has intensified this week as former staff members accused him of sexual harassment.
Sources told Local 4 that Conyers will not seek re-election for a new term in the wake of the scandal, which continues to grow.
Two sources close to the Conyers situation told Local 4’s Rod Meloni that the congressman won’t resign. It’s his intent to announce in January that he won’t run for re-election in 2018.
His attorney said the allegations are not true, but Conyers is under increased scrutiny, and his family is rallying around him.
Conyers caught a bit of a break Wednesday as the Congressional Black Caucus met in Washington and Chairman Cedric Richmond disputed the stories saying he is pushing for Conyers to resign.
Among the former staffers accusing Conyers of sexual harassment is Deanna Maher, who claimed Conyers sexually harassed her three times, including undressing to his underwear in her bedroom while she was in a nightgown.
This is pretty funny because Pelosi tried to defend him and was absolutely buried in an avalanche of criticism. He then dropped his ranking status on a powerful committee, but hoped to get back to his (alleged) sexual harassin after the charges were “investigated” – meaning ignored. Now it looks like he actually might resign….
But hey, he walked around in his underwear all the time, so it’s not a big deal.