MI Democratic Party says ethics committee should investigate Conyers

Nov 21, 2017

Michigan Rep. John Conyers
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The pressure is building on Congressman John Conyers as Michigan Democrats call for a House Ethics Committee investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and using taxpayer money to cover it up.

Conyers, a Detroit Democrat, has acknowledged he settled a sexual harassment complaint using his House office fund. He denies any improper behavior.  But the settlement itself, and the possibility it included paying the woman who complained for a no-show job in Conyers’ office, could violate House rules. The House has a fund for legal settlements, and lawmakers are not supposed to use their office accounts for that purpose.

   Democrats are not rallying around Conyers, a civil rights movement legend and the dean of the House. The state Democratic Party issued a statement calling for a formal ethics investigation.