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  • Democrat: Pelosi ‘ceded the moral high ground’ on sexual harassment

    11/29/2017 5:28:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/17 | Josh Delk
    Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) tore into House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for her comments on NBC's "Meet the Press" earlier this week, saying Pelosi "ceded the moral high ground," by praising Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) amid sexual misconduct allegations. “I think that her comments on Sunday set women back and — quite frankly, our party back — decades,” Rice told reporters Wednesday, according to Politico. “I think that we ceded the moral high ground on Sunday when our leader said on ‘Meet the Press’ that John Conyers was an icon and we don’t even know who these women are,...
  • Black caucus members urge U.S. Representative Conyers to resign: sources

    11/28/2017 4:54:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2017 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of Democratic U.S. Representative John Conyers’ colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are pressing the 88-year-old lawmaker to resign amid sexual harassment allegations against him, two senior House Democratic aides said on Tuesday.The aides, who asked not to be identified, did not say how many lawmakers were involved in the effort but confirmed a report by CNN that it was underway.
  • Congressional Black Caucus members pushing John Conyers to resign: Report

    11/28/2017 6:42:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/28/17 | Katie Leach
    Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are speaking with Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., a founding member of the group, about resigning in an effort to salvage his legacy after sexual misconduct allegations, according to a report Tuesday.“There is a feeling among some of our members that we need to protect his legacy," one Democratic staffer told CNN. The members of the caucus who are pushing for Conyers' resignation were not named in the report.Conyers, who has been in the House of Representatives for over 50 years, was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and a leader in...
  • Sexual Harassment Standard Different For Congress, SC’s Representative Clyburn Suggests

    11/30/2017 9:59:38 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    The State ^ | 11-30-2017 | Noah Feit
    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...
  • Racist Pelosi Demands Black Conyers Resign; Not White Franken

    11/30/2017 5:35:44 PM PST · by impetrio1 · 23 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 11/30/17 | Bob Parks
    Many white liberal men have been busted committing all manner of sexual abuse and assaults from Hollywood to New York City to Capitol Hill. Unbeknownst to many on the left, racism within the very hallways of the entertainment industry has been dismissed and it's very apparent to many blacks that this whole Harvey Weinstein snowball has only become the movement it has become because the victims are 99 44⁄100% liberal white women. John Conyers' name was the ONLY House member named regarding the taxpayer-funded hush fund and is publicly being told to resign. The white guy Al Franken is hiding behind his...
  • The growing push for John Conyers to resign, but not Al Franken, has some claiming racial bias

    11/30/2017 3:15:19 PM PST · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 30, 2017 | Eugene Scott
    The racial dynamics of the sexual harassment allegations against Congress' longest-serving member are causing division within the Democratic Party. [Snip] Some have noted that the response to Conyers, who many consider a civil rights icon, seem harsher than how party leaders have responded to other Democrats facing allegations. The congressman's attorney told CNN that Pelosi has to "explain what the discernible difference between Congressman Conyers and Sen. Al Franken is." Conyers's district is predominantly black and includes large portions of Detroit. Franken, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least five women, represents constituents in Minnesota who are...
  • With Conyers almost gone, pressure mounts on Franken

    11/30/2017 1:00:46 PM PST · by leaymane · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/30/2017 | Chris Stirewalt
    It is remarkable to note that as Congress wrestles with enormously significant legislative proposals that the biggest story in Washington (or any place else) remains the “reckoning” over workplace sexual harassment. Now, we know that part of this is prurient. Talking about sexual conduct, even in a negative context, is always going to be more interesting than corporate tax rates. But the other, more significant part of all this is that the direction and work of the government very much depends on how these matters play out and who is the next to fall. Democrats are currently bowing to reality...
  • The Real Reason Pelosi is Calling On Conyers to Resign

    11/30/2017 12:27:25 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 48 replies
    why is pelosi calling for the resignation of a black democrat (which, to liberals is about as close to godlike as a human being can get) Why would she do that? Here's why IMO-- Conyers is 88 years old. He will most likely retire, fall ill or die soon. So losing him shortly is going to happen either way. Whereas losing Franken could potentially be the loss of a career democrat with many years ahead of him. Going after conyers allows pelosi to look like she actually cares about women being harassed, without sacrificing much in the way of dem...
  • Conyers lawyer: Pelosi "must explain" difference b/w Franken and Conyers (GET THE POPCORN)

    11/30/2017 9:04:54 AM PST · by Tea Party Terrorist · 35 replies
    Rep. Conyers attorney to me just now re: Pelosi: Pelosi has to "explain what the discernible difference between Congressman Conyers and Sen. Al Franken is." Says Pelosi isn't the determining factor for Conyers.
  • Pelosi Calls on Conyers to Resign

    11/30/2017 8:24:01 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 102 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | November 30, 2017 | Lindsey McPherson
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called for Rep. John Conyers Jr., the longest-serving member, to resign amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. “I pray for Congressman Conyers and his family,” Pelosi said. “However, Congressman Conyers should resign.”
  • Conyers hospitalized in Detroit

    11/30/2017 6:45:35 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 210 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-30-2017 | Mallory Shellbourne
    Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who is embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal, is hospitalized in his home state due to stress, according to two local reports on Thursday. "I just spoke with Monica Conyers on the phone and we want you to know that the congressman is resting comfortably in an area hospital. He's doing OK, as well as he can be expected for a gentleman that's approaching 90 years of age," Sam Riddle, a Conyers consultant, told WDIV TV. "The congressman's health is not what it should be and lot of that is directly attributable to this media assault."
  • Report: Conyers To Announce Retirement In January

    11/29/2017 6:00:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/29/17 | Allahpundit
    In the end this may have been the only compromise available to Pelosi. She couldn’t force him to resign and his allies in the House may have resented any attempt to make him do so, knowing that it would have appeared as though he was stepping down in disgrace. Which, ah, he would have been.So Conyers gets to finish out his two years, leaving on “his own terms” replete with plenty of pomp and circumstance in the House about his glorious legacy, and then he’s gone. And in the meantime Democrats get to cross their fingers and hope that there...
  • Rep. James Clyburn Compares John Conyers’ Accusers to Notorious Murderer, Implies He is Victim of...

    11/29/2017 5:56:50 PM PST · by blueyon · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/29/17 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    """Rep. James Clyburn Compares John Conyers’ Accusers to Notorious Murderer, Implies He is Victim of White Women""" During Wednesday morning House Democratic caucus, South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn compared the women who have accused John Conyers of sexual harassment to child murderer Susan Smith. The congressman also reportedly noted that Conyers’ accusers are “all white women.” The remarks were first reported by Robert Draper, a writer for The New York Times Magazine, who insists that Clyburn has made the statements multiple times to both staffers and other members of Congress.
  • Rep. James Clyburn Compares John Conyers’ Accusers to Notorious Murderer, Implies He is Victim of...

    11/29/2017 5:56:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/29/17 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    The congressman also reportedly noted that Conyers’ accusers are “all white women.”The remarks were first reported by Robert Draper, a writer for The New York Times Magazine, who insists that Clyburn has made the statements multiple times to both staffers and other members of Congress.Clyburn took to Twitter to deny the allegations, but Draper stuck with his story and asserted that his sources are solid.“This is inaccurate in many regards. That discussion had nothing to with Conyers,” Clyburn tweeted at Draper.In response, the reporter quoted Clyburn’s tweet and asked, “that discussion was specifically & exclusively about Conyers, according to 2...
  • Clyburn: Charges against Conyers might be false because all complaining women are white

    11/30/2017 9:59:38 PM PST · by bkopto · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/29/2017 | victor morton
    The assistant leader of the House Democrats reportedly said Wednesday that the sexual-misconduct charges against Rep. John Conyers Jr. might be false because all the complaining women are white. Rep. James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, made the purported remarks Wednesday at a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus, according to Robert Draper, a reporter for New York Times Magazine and National Geographic. “At this morning’s House Democratic caucus: 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...
  • Oh My: Democratic Rep Suggests John Conyers Accusers Shouldn't Be Believed Because They're White

    11/30/2017 10:35:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We didn’t go there, did we? I mean seriously? Did Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), the third ranking member of the House Democratic Caucus, pretty much insinuate that the accusations against Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) shouldn’t be believed because the accusers are white? Conyers is under fire for sexual misconduct. In 2015, he settled a sexual harassment claim to the tune of $27,000 in taxpayer money. Melanie Sloan, a Washington lawyer, claimed to be the subject of verbal abuse by Conyers, even walking into his office to have the Michigan Democrat half-dressed. She has not alleged any sexual harassment, but Deanna...
  • Maxine Waters to women: John Conyers 'has impeccable integrity on our issues'

    11/23/2017 3:52:37 AM PST · by ETL · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Rep. John Conyers, newly facing sexual misconduct charges from former aides, was praised by fellow Rep. Maxine Waters just last month as a champion of women. During an address to organizers of the national Women’s March in which she lashed out at “rape culture” and President Trump, she singled out the Michigan lawmaker for special attention. “You know, there is a member of Congress who has been supportive of women for many, many, many years,” said said in a keynote address to the Women's Convention Sojourner Truth Luncheon in Detroit.“He is quiet, he is confident, he is powerful, but he...
  • The Party of Women: Dem Rep Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Conyers ‘Could Be Made Up’

    11/24/2017 9:37:51 AM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/23/17 | Matt Vespa
    The Democrats are in a tough bind. Yes, Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has been hit with horrendous allegations of sexual molestation and abuse. Yet, it’s hard for Democrats to play holier than thou given how they treated Bill Clinton’s accusers. Moreover, given that there’s been an epiphany from some on the Left that they were just terrible people during the Clinton presidency, it’s also hard to cast aspersions on the voters of Alabama who are going to vote for Roy Moore next month. Guy exposed that yesterday debating this subject with Democratic operative Zac Petkanas on Fox. Guy...
  • The Party of Women: Dem Rep Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Conyers 'Could Be Made Up'

    11/24/2017 9:34:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 23, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The sexual misconduct reckoning that's sweeping the nation does cross party lines and political persuasions. Republicans and Democrats are in the crosshairs. Liberal media figures have also fallen. Yet, the Left is still engaging in the Bill Clinton protocol, circling the wagons and trying to downplay the accusations. Right now, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has four women, two of which wish to remain anonymous, alleging that he groped them. Leeann Tweeden who fired the first salvo also said that Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour in the Middle East. The other Democrat in the news is Rep....
  • If Edward Snowden Is Right About Clinton's Emails, Bernie Sanders Will Win a Landslide Victory

    10/02/2015 10:44:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | October 1, 2015 | H.A. Goodman, columnist
    Perhaps nobody on the planet knows more about intelligence protocol than Edward Snowden. If Snowden says it's "completely ridiculous" to believe that Clinton's emails were safe, then yes, it's fair to include his viewpoint in any critique of Hillary Clinton's latest controversy. In addition, since I believe Senator Bernie Sanders is desperately needed at this point in U.S. history, and electing Clinton or a Republican would essentially be nominating the same president on war and foreign policy, it's important to address relevant analysis of the email controversy. There seems to be a bizarre paradigm of thought among some Democrats that...