Michigan Democrat Rep. John Conyers recently announced he was resigning from Congress after mulitple sexual harassment allegations were brought to the surface. Conyers wants his son to replace him. The thing is, Conyers III isn’t exactly a saint.
From NBC News:
LOS ANGELES — John Conyers III, a Detroit hedge fund manager named as a possible successor to his scandal-rocked father, Rep. John Conyers, was arrested in Los Angeles this year on suspicion of domestic violence, but prosecutors declined to charge him, according to documents obtained by NBC News.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office cited a “lack of independent witnesses” and their conclusion that it “could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the victim’s injury was not accidentally sustained” while he was disarming her, according to case paperwork.
In addition, prosecutors said the victim had no visible injuries beyond a small stab wound to her lower bicep and no other independent witnesses to what she described as earlier pushing and shoving by Conyers III.
Conyers III, 27, was arrested on Feb. 15 at a Los Angeles residence on suspicion of violence against his girlfriend after the alleged victim called police. The victim was not named in the document that recorded the decision not to file charges.
The girlfriend said that Conyers III suspected her of cheating after he went through her computer. She told police that he “body slammed her on the bed and then on the floor where he pinned her down and spit on her,” the report says.
Sounds like congressional material to me.
— Walter Shapiro (@MrWalterShapiro) December 6, 2017
When it comes to treatment of women, John Conyers III will have no problem filling his father's shoes. https://t.co/tc75TIIGne
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) December 6, 2017
Let's not elect him, OK Michigan?
— Alissa McLean (@alissakmclean) December 6, 2017
Isn’t there anyone else they can run?
— La Jolla Liberal (@LaJollaLiberal) December 6, 2017
More from YouErie:
To replace Conyers, Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder must call a special election.
Additionally, Ian Conyers, the grandson of Conyers’ brother and a state senator, told The New York Times in an interview that he intended to run for the seat.
Detroit Free Press has Conyers’ resignation letter:
I hope that my retirement will be view in the larger perspective of my record of service, and as I enter a new chapter, I pledge to continue my commitment to a progressive vision and a better future for this country that I love. I owe that to the legacy of my father, John Conyers, Sr., who integrated labor unions in this country; to my brother Nathan, who integrated business and is my “main man” and to my loving wife Monica; and my sons John III, whom I believe offers hope to this generation of leadership, and who is committed to being an advocate of fairness and justice for all and Carl Edward who never leaves my side.
I cannot allow the great work of this body to be distracted by from the important work or the goals of the Democratic Party to be distracted. It has been and honor and a privilege of my life to represent the people of Michigan in the House of Representatives, but that responsibility will now fall to my colleagues and my successor. They have my deepest support and prayers. ” Jobs, Justice, Peace!!!”
Democrats have a big, big problem right now.
They claim to be champions of women’s rights, yet lefty after lefty is getting busted for terrible actions against women.
Trump 2020 seems to be a lock!