Prison » First House Dem calls on Conyers to resign

The Hill
November 23, 2017

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday became the first House Democrat to call on Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to resign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

“Rep. John Conyers should resign. I’ve reviewed the allegations against him, and they’re as credible as they are repulsive,” she said in a statement.

Conyers reportedly settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former staffer who alleged she was fired because she didn’t succumb to his sexual advances. Former staffers also alleged that Conyers made unwanted sexual advances toward his female aides.

Conyers has admitted he took part in a settlement with a former female employee who accused him of sexual misconduct in order to avoid litigation in 2015, but denied the allegations. He said he settled the matter to avoid litigation.

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This article was posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm

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