Sunday, 22 April, 2018

Rep. John Conyers not seeking re-election after term

The albatross that Democrats deserve Conyers supporters rally against racism & 'phony white liberals'
Kenny Thornton | 05 December, 2017, 15:52

Rep. John Conyers' attorney is expected to make an announcement later this morning.

Conyers flew home to his district last week and checked into the hospital for what a family consultant said was stress.

State Sen. Ian Conyers, Conyers' great-nephew, said Rep. Conyers would not resign immediately but would serve out the remainder of his current term.

Politicians and community leaders Monday demanded the end of the calls for Congressman John Conyers Jr.to resign amid accusations of sexual harassment by former staffers.

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.

At the time, Reed said that it would be up to Conyers, and not other politicians, whether he ended a almost 53-year-long career in Congress. Conyers - a figure who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and employed Rosa Parks - was first elected in 1964.

Conyers, who was first elected in 1964, easily won re-election a year ago in the heavily Democratic 13th District.

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Protecting both YouTube viewers as well as advertisers from exploitative content would require "a new approach to advertising on YouTube", she said.

The 88-year-old congressman is facing several sexual harassment allegations from former staff members.

Bloom posted Grubbs' affidavit on Twitter and confirmed to The Associated Press that it was genuine.

As well as touching inappropriately in a church, Grubbs claims she witnessed Conyers touching and stroking the legs and buttocks of her cousin and other female staffers on "multiple occasions", adding that such harassment "was a regular part of life while working in the office of Rep. Conyers".

In an amended statement released to 7 Action News last week, Conyers said, "I expressly and vehemently denied the allegations made against me, and continue to do so".

Conyers' attorney Arnold Reed told the Detroit Free Press Grubbs' allegations are "another instance of tomfoolery from the mouth of Harvey Weinstein's attorney". Bloom previously represented Hollywood executive Weinstein, who is accused of sexual misconduct by a number of women.

Anthony was referring to allegations of sexual harassment leveled against President Donald Trump during his campaign for office.

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