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The Detroit Free Press is Calling on Rep. John Conyers to Resign

"It is the kind of behavior that can never be tolerated in a public official, much less an elected representative of the people," The Detroit Free Press wrote.

By NTK Staff | 11.22.2017 @10:00am
The Detroit Free Press is Calling on Rep. John Conyers to Resign

Rep. John Conyers’ (D-MI) hometown paper the Detroit Free-Press is calling on the embattled congressman to resign following reports that Conyers used taxpayer dollars to settle a sexual harassment suit in an editorial published Tuesday night.

BuzzFeed reported on Tuesday that Conyers paid $27,000, out of his taxpayer-funded office budget, to settle a harassment case brought by a former employee. Conyers has denied any wrongdoing.

The Detroit Free-Press wrote in its editorial:

“It is the kind of behavior that can never be tolerated in a public official, much less an elected representative of the people.”

“And it means that whatever Conyers’ legacy will eventually be, his tenure as a member of Congress must end — now.”

“He should resign his position and allow the investigation into his behavior to unfold without the threat that it would render him, and the people he now represents, effectively voiceless.”

“John Conyers Jr. must go — after 53 years in Congress, after a stellar career of fighting for equality, after contributing so much to southeast Michigan and the nation,” the Detroit Free-Press editorial concluded. “It’s a tragic end to his public career. But it’s the appropriate consequence for the stunning subterfuge his office has indulged here, and a needed warning to other members of Congress that this can never be tolerated.”

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