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06 December 2017, 12:48 | Myrtle Vega
Sources: Rep. John Conyers won't seek re-election in wake of sexual harassment claims
Those who support Conyers said there's a double standard for African American leaders, citing the ongoing sexual misconduct accusations facing Al Franken.
The affidavit backs up the statements Grubbs' cousin Marion Brown previously made and details years of alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior from the pol.
'The allegations against congressman Conyers as we have learned more since Sunday are serious, disappointing and very credible, ' said Pelosi, a California representative who notably did not call for Conyers to go during a Sunday appearance on NBC's 'Meet the Press'. Another woman accused Conyers of sexual misconduct just days later. He returned home from Washington, D.C. Tuesday night.
Arnold Reed, attorney for Rep. John Conyers, holds up an image of Conyers and Marion Brown, one of the two women accusing the congressman of inappropriate behavior, as he addresses the media in Detroit on December 1.
Reed has said Conyers' health would be the paramount consideration in whether he decides to step down from his House seat.
Anthony was referring to allegations of sexual harassment leveled against President Donald Trump during his campaign for office.
'But we hope that you will pray for the congressman's good health and we hope and we hope that you will also understand that there is a bitter double edged sword to those that would accuse especially, when they're serial accusers, ' Riddle told reporters at the hospital. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has also urged Conyers to step down.
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But amid a drumbeat of allegations he groped or sexual harassed women who worked for him, he faced growing calls to resign from colleagues in the House, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. "This too shall pass", he said, speaking on the Mildred Gaddis Show.
"Whatever (the allegations) are, they are not accurate", he said.
His lawyer earlier said on Twitter that Conyers would make an announcement at 10:15 a.m.
Grubbs came forward as Conyers is expected to speak on a Detroit radio show Tuesday about his future. In the political world, it's never that simple.
The 88-year-old liberal from Detroit becomes the highest-ranking figure in Washington to be brought down by the sexual misconduct allegations that have toppled powerful men in Hollywood, the media and politics in recent weeks.
Conyers, a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus who was first elected to the House in 1964, stepped down last month as the senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee.
When asked if Congress should "open the books" and share the names of all the members who are responsible for $7 million in sexual harassment lawsuits paid, Conyers said, "My answer is a strong, unequivocal, yes".
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