Sources close to Michigan Democrat John Conyers say he will not resign from office but will not seek re-election. In other words, he’s going to finally retire. But is this good enough? People who work in the private sector who have been accused of similar things have had to resign immediately.
Click On Detroit reports:
Sources: Rep. John Conyers won’t seek re-election in wake of sexual harassment claims
The controversy swirling around Michigan Rep. John Conyers has intensified this week as former staff members accused him of sexual harassment.
Sources told Local 4 that Conyers will not seek re-election for a new term in the wake of the scandal, which continues to grow.
Two sources close to the Conyers situation told Local 4’s Rod Meloni that the congressman won’t resign. It’s his intent to announce in January that he won’t run for re-election in 2018.
His attorney said the allegations are not true, but Conyers is under increased scrutiny, and his family is rallying around him.
Conyers caught a bit of a break Wednesday as the Congressional Black Caucus met in Washington and Chairman Cedric Richmond disputed the stories saying he is pushing for Conyers to resign.
Among the former staffers accusing Conyers of sexual harassment is Deanna Maher, who claimed Conyers sexually harassed her three times, including undressing to his underwear in her bedroom while she was in a nightgown.
It must be great to be a Democrat in government. You can get away with almost anything.