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Sexual Harassment Standard Different For Congress, SCís Representative Clyburn Suggests
The State ^ | 11-30-2017 | Noah Feit

Posted on 11/30/2017 9:59:38 AM PST by blam

WASHINGTON —

U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn could find himself in hot water.

A flippant response the Columbia Democrat made to reporters while walking in the Capitol is drawing the ire of many.

When asked about sexual harassment allegations against colleague Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Clyburn seemed to suggest elected officials should be held to a different standard than other public figures.

In a video posted on Twitter, the 77-year-old Clyburn is walking to an elevator with Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), when asked “Other men in other industries have faced similar accusations … and gotten out of the way, resign, stepped down, far faster than he has, right … Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer?”

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A writer for The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic tweeted that Clyburn invoked the name of Susan Smith, South Carolina’s infamous child murderer, in his defense of Conyers.

“James Clyburn compared Conyers’ accusers to the child murderer Susan Smith, who initially claimed a black man had abducted her kids. Clyburn said, these are all white women who’ve made these charges against Conyers,” Robert Draper tweeted.

When asked if that comment was true, Draper said he verified it through two sources, adding “Clyburn has used the Susan Smith parallel more than once, to members & staffers.”

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(Excerpt) Read more at thestate.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Louisiana; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: cedricrichmond; clyburn; conyers; dc; jamesclyburn; johnconyers; louisiana; melaniesloan; michigan; sexualharassment; southcarolina
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To: blam

Some liberals have been quite clear in their biases. This was a real headline:
Why we should believe women who accuse right wingers of rape more than those who accuse liberals
November 11, 2017 Medusa Magazine


21 posted on 11/30/2017 11:29:19 AM PST by tbw2
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To: blam


22 posted on 11/30/2017 11:30:38 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (United We Stand - Divided We Fall. Remember: Diversity is the opposite of unity.)
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To: Liz

The CBC has had a free ride at the front of the bus for a long time—this current environment must terrify them.


23 posted on 11/30/2017 11:38:54 AM PST by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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To: blam

And we know that all white wimmin are racist liars. It has nothing to do with his preference for white wimmin.


24 posted on 11/30/2017 12:52:55 PM PST by Old Yeller (Auto-correct has become my worst enema.)
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To: cgbg

Love it.


25 posted on 11/30/2017 1:25:15 PM PST by Liz (Liberals are incapable of governing or practicing journalism in a normal American way.)
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To: blam; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; A Strict Constructionist; ...
Clyburn opens his mouth and...

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26 posted on 11/30/2017 1:33:09 PM PST by upchuck ("Ex-obama" ... That phrase itself honors America. ~ h/t glennaro)
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To: Old Yeller
And we know that all white wimmin are racist liars. It has nothing to do with his preference for white wimmin.

Yup if a white female accuses a black man she is a lying slut. (Take note stupid white females, BLM does not have your back.) Now in all other cases the female is to be believed not matter what the evidence or lack of it says.

27 posted on 11/30/2017 2:13:31 PM PST by jpsb (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied. Otto von Bismark)
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To: Liz

Here is a tip for Clyburn. Not every thought that pops into your head goes into your mouth.


28 posted on 11/30/2017 2:36:52 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Good tip.....


29 posted on 11/30/2017 3:00:22 PM PST by Liz (Liberals are incapable of governing or practicing journalism in a normal American way.)
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To: Liz

Imagine if Trump tweeted that Conyers was not credible because he was black.


30 posted on 11/30/2017 3:27:35 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe)
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OMG...all hell would break loose.


31 posted on 11/30/2017 3:32:34 PM PST by Liz (Liberals are incapable of governing or practicing journalism in a normal American way.)
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To: blam

Susan Smith did to her Children what Ted Kennedy did to Mary Jo.

You remember Senator Ted Kennedy, he was the Lion of the Democrat Senate who is also responsible for the Immigration debacle we see today.

I can’t remember who Ted blamed, Mary Jo perhaps?


32 posted on 11/30/2017 3:37:00 PM PST by Kickass Conservative ( Democracy, two Wolves and one Sheep deciding what's for Dinner.)
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