Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative John Conyers, Jr. Nov 21, 2017 Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined to release the following statement: The Committee is aware of public allegations that Representative John Conyers, Jr. may have engaged in sexual harassment of members of his staff, discriminated against certain staff on the basis of age, and used official resources for impermissible personal purposes. The Committee, pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a), has begun an investigation and will gather additional information regarding...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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