John Conyers steps aside from House Judiciary Committee amid probe into sexual allegations

by Joseph Weber
November 27, 2017

Michigan Rep. John Conyers on Sunday stepped aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, but again denied recent allegations of sexual and inappropriate conduct.

“In light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the Democratic leader of my request to step aside as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee during the investigation of these matters,” Conyers said in a statement.

The 88-year-old Conyers, starting last week, was hit with several allegations of misconduct while in Congress that are now being investigated by the House Ethics Committee.

The news website BuzzFeed reported Monday that Conyers’ office paid a woman more than $27,000 under a confidentiality agreement to settle a complaint in 2015 that she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Goldie says:

    Yet another ethics investigation and more taxpayer dollars spent to investigate; add these to the hush fund total of over 17 million. Hey, America, aren’t you glad that you are working so hard to keep these idiots paychecks, bonuses, and perks coming? And they are so concerned about accusations against Judge Roy Moore. Hypocrites.

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