Longest-serving U.S. congressman quits after sex harassment claims

Longest-serving U.S. congressman quits after sex harassment claims

"No one is going after the senator, so why, all of a sudden, are they going after John Conyers?".

She also said she was sitting next to him at church on another occasion when he ran his hand under her skirt and said other people saw him do it.

"When Rep. Conyers inappropriately touched me like this", said Grubbs, as reported by the paper, "my eyes would pop out and I would be stunned in disbelief". Conyers eventually acknowledged the settlement, but denied wrongdoing.

When asked if Congress should disclose the details of settlements made by other lawmakers in cases of sexual misconduct or harassment, Conyers replied with "a strong, unequivocal yes". Conyers, facing sexual misconduct allegations, has refused to step down even after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged the veteran Democrat from Detroit to do so.

It's more than an unfortunate ending to an illustrious career, it's a sad day in MI and US history. In the affidavit, Grubbs said Brown told her, "That SOB just wanted me to have sex with him".

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The House Ethics Committee is investigating allegations of harassment and inappropriate touching by women who once worked for Conyers, including claims by Marion Brown who could testify later this week before the committee.

Grubbs witnessed assault on other women. "It is a false dichotomy that you support his right to due process or you support his accusers", said the Rev.

Top Democrats, including Pelosi, have also called for.

However, he said today that despite all this, he is confident in his legacy.

He also complained that he was not being afforded due process to defend himself, and cited his health problems as another factor in his decision. "I hope my retirement will be viewed in the larger perspective of my record of service as I enter a new chapter", the statement from Conyers read. More and more women began to speak out against Conyers.

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He co-sponsored a 1972 resolution recommending President Richard Nixon's impeachment for his conduct of the Vietnam War and regularly introduced a bill from 1989 onward to study the harm caused by slavery and the possibility of reparations to the descendants of slaves.

Conyers' district includes parts of Detroit, Dearborn Heights and all of the cities of Ecorse, Garden City, Highland Park, Inkster, Melvindale, Redford, River Rouge, Romulus, Wayne and Westland.

The rally at the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church on James Couzens in Detroit comes as some members of the media and Congress have called for Conyers to resign.

The furor over Conyers unfolded as the sexual misconduct allegations against Franken and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sent members of both parties rushing to choose sides. "I would think had he continued in the House that would be a news story that would distract from our agenda, our Democratic agenda". "We support the right to protect the constitutional rights of all involved".

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