In the wake of sexual harassment allegations and reports of using taxpayer funds to pay off an accuser, the hometown newspaper of Michigan Democrat John Conyers is calling on him to step down.
The Daily Caller reports:
Conyers’ Hometown Paper Urges Him To Step Down
An editorial in Democrat Rep. John Conyers’ hometown paper urged the congressman to step down from his position in light of accusations that he used taxpayer money to pay off a sexual harassment accuser.
The Detroit-Free Press editorial argued that while Conyers is a “hero of the civil rights,” he needs to resign due to reports of his alleged firing of a woman who rebuffed his sexual advances.
“John Conyers Jr. must go — after 53 years in Congress, after a stellar career of fighting for equality, after contributing so much to southeast Michigan and the nation,” the editorial board for the paper wrote. “It’s a tragic end to his public career. But it’s the appropriate consequence for the stunning subterfuge his office has indulged here, and a needed warning to other members of Congress that this can never be tolerated.”
A Monday Buzzfeed report cited numerous women who alleged the Michigan representative heavily implied that in order to advance in his office, they needed to perform sexual favors for him.
The national media hasn’t said much about this. What does that tell you?