Conyers Supporters Defend Dem Rep Because He Opposes Republicans Conyers Supporters Defend Dem Rep Because He Opposes Republicans – NTK Network

Conyers Supporters Defend Dem Rep Because He Opposes Republicans

His supporters want him exonerated because he has opposed Republican presidents throughout his years in Congress.

By NTK Staff | 12.04.2017 @12:59pm

Supporters of embattled Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) rallied to defend the Congressional Democrat on Monday, citing his opposition to Republicans as the reason they continued to back him.

Rev. Wendall Anthony, speaking to a crowd at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit, told those gathered that they should support the accused sexual harasser because he opposed GOP presidents.

“This is about John Conyers and folk being able to pay him back for what he has done over the years on our behalf,” he said. “John Conyers has stood up for women, for labor, for immigration, for equal opportunity, for education. He has stood up for the LGBTQ community. He has stood up for everybody.”

Anthony then cited Conyers’ civil rights work before moving into attacks on Republicans. He lumped GOP presidents in with South African Apartheid, and praised Conyers for being pro-Communist Cuba:

John Conyers has stood up for South Africa, against the aprtheid regime, stood up for Haitian liberation, stood up for Cuban liberation, stood against Ronald Reagan, stood against George Bush, stood against Richard Nixon, stood against all those folk who would come against us. You mean, we can’t stand up now for John Conyers.

As he delivered his tirade, the crowd rose to their feet to greet Anthony’s words.

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