Representative John Conyers, who has paid a settlement from your tax dollars to someone who accused him of sexual harassment, has announced that he is stepping down from his position as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee:
John Conyers is stepping down as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. pic.twitter.com/uLZ9bgyoSW
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 26, 2017
Nancy Pelosi, who only this morning expressed support for Conyers,
Pelosi this morning: “John Conyers is an icon in our country."https://t.co/a6cASb1XRj
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) November 26, 2017
Nancy Pelosi Calls John Conyers "Icon" And Defends Him Over Sexual Harassment https://t.co/xqmnYOU7cP
— Deneen Borelli (@deneenborelli) November 26, 2017
wasted no time in kicking his underwear-clad corpse:
Zero tolerance means consequences. I have asked for an ethics investigation, and as that investigation continues, @RepJohnConyers has agreed to step aside as Ranking Member. No matter how great an individual’s legacy, it is not a license for harassment. pic.twitter.com/H5ikWy1iqT
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) November 26, 2017
Conyers still denies the allegation and, rather charmingly, believes that the evidence should be examined before curb-stomping him. I think it is safe to say that Conyers’ remaining tenure in Congress is going to be short. Pelosi’s attack signals the Democrats on the House Ethics Committee to show no mercy.
Conyers’ lawyer has threatened to expose other Congressional malefactors, so the games may just be starting.