MI Democrat Representative John Conyers Jr stepping down as Ranking House Judiciary Committee Member amid Sexual Scandal Allegations. *** Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings on John Conyers Compensating Cynthia Martin #17-7171 *** Conyers stepping aside as ranking Dem on House Judiciary Committee By Rebecca Savransky and Olivia Beavers – 11/26/17 Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) announced he is stepping aside as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee pending an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. “After careful consideration and in light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the...Read More
Rep. Conyers et al. are using Taxpayer Funds to settle Sexual Harrassment Lawsuits?? Rep. Ron DeSantis to Introduce Bill Banning Lawmakers from Settling Sexual Harassment Claims with Taxpayer Funds Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) announced Wednesday he was working on legislation to end the practice of lawmakers using taxpayer dollars to settle sexual harassment claims, and to unseal those settlement records. “I’m working on legislation to unseal settlement records, bar use of tax dollars to pay claims against members & staff, prohibit members from using office budgets to camouflage payments (a Conyers rule) & require reimbursement of the taxpayer,” DeSantis...Read More
“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority” ~ Lord John Dalberg-Acton ****************************** Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings on John Conyers Compensating Cynthia Martin Michigan Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances.” “When you make private settlements, it doesn’t warn the next woman or the next person going into...Read More
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