BREAKING: John Conyers Steps Down as Ranking Member of House Judiciary Committee After Being Accused of Sexual Harassment
Democrat Rep John Conyers announced Sunday he will step down as top Dem member of the House Judiciary Committee pending an ethics investigation after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment.
Conyers is still denying the allegations!
Not only is Conyers still denying the allegations, he is threatening to blackmail others if he is pushed too hard!
The lawyer for Rep. John Conyers hinted the Michigan Democrat may take down “many others” with him if he is pushed too hard!
Conyers denied the allegations and blasted Mike Cernovich for giving the damning documents to Buzzfeed to publish.
“I deny these allegations, many of which were raised by documents reportedly paid for by a partisan alt-right blogger. I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family before the House Committee on Ethics.”
Here is the full statement released by Conyers via CNN correspondent, Abby Phillip:
Here’s the statement from Rep. Conyers saying he’ll step aside as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee pic.twitter.com/yxoDJvBz58
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) November 26, 2017
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)after a week filled with several allegations of sexual abuse by the 88-year-old Democrat.
“John Conyers is an icon in our country. He has done a great deal to protect the Violence Against Women Act.”
Multiple women accused Conyers of sexual harassment including a high profile DC lawyer, Melanie Sloan who went on the record.
Although Sloan said she wasn’t necessarily sexually harassed by Conyers, he was verbally abusive to her and recalled a bizarre incident where she was summoned to Conyers’ office while the lawmaker was in his underwear.