After being the first Democratic representative to call on Rep. John Conyers to leave Congress over sexual harassment settlements, Rep. Kathleen Rice appeared on CNN to again take on her colleague. CNN’s Chris Cuomo kicked off the interview asking why she wants Conyers to resign, despite his denials of the allegations. “Because enough is enough,” Rice replied. “What I am voicing, publicly, is what ever single private citizen is saying across America.” “Why are the rules for politicians in Washington different then they are for everyone else?” Rice asked, noting that other accused sexual deviants — like Harvey Weinstein and Louis C. Continue reading "Dem Rep. Calls on Conyers to Resign: ‘Is There Going to be Any Level of Accountability?’"
“Why are the rules for politicians in Washington different than they are for everyone else?” Rep. Kathleen Rice explains why she is calling on fellow Dem Rep. John Conyers to resign following sexual harassment accusations pic.twitter.com/1IbtPvIU2v— New Day (@NewDay) November 24, 2017
During that time, Sloan said, she witnessed and experienced behavior by Conyers similar to episodes described in claims against him that on Tuesday prompted the House Ethics Committee to open an investigation. In addition to accusations of sexual misconduct, the claims against Conyers included “mistreatment of staff.” Sloan said she did not believe she was sexually harassed by the congressman, but she said his behavior toward her was inappropriate and abusive. She said she was speaking publicly after seeing Conyers dismiss former staff members’ accounts of misconduct.And, Sloan continues, “there was nothing I could do to stop it… Not going to leadership, not going to my boss, not going to a women’s group, not Continue reading "Fmr. Conyers Staffer Alleges He Harassed and Verbally Abused Her"
Other Democrats haven’t quite gotten to that point yet. Congressman Gregory Meeks said earlier today Conyers should step down from his post as ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac
I believe Rep. Conyers should resign. Full statement below. pic.twitter.com/k8u9CXoJzH— Kathleen Rice (@RepKathleenRice) November 22, 2017