Remember when the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke and it quickly became apparent that pretty much everyone in Hollywood knew what was going on? It’s beginning to look like a similar thing is happening with the John Conyers scandal. People knew and said nothing, even people in media.
Cokie Roberts: Oh, We All Knew To Avoid Getting in An Elevator With Rep. Conyers
Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Cokie Roberts made a startling admission: “every female in the press corps knew” to avoid being in an elevator with Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), and has apparently known about this “for years.” Conyers has been accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment and has stepped down from the House Judiciary Committee…
“The fact that people are willing to be public can change things. I mean, we all talked about for years,” said Roberts.
Further, Roberts says that it “does make a difference” now that women are not being shy about this kind of misconduct. Roberts implied that Conyers’ predatory behavior was an open secret among the press corps.
“Don’t get in the elevator with him, you know, and the whole every female in the press corps knew that, right, don’t get in elevator with him,” said Roberts. She continued, “Now people are saying it out loud. And I think that does make a difference.”
You have to wonder why they kept quiet for so long. Was Conyers getting a pass just because he is a Democrat? What else are we supposed to think?